22.09.2020

Modular Switch

Facebook continues to develop the design of various elements of server equipment and to freely distribute their design and control programs.

In June 2014, she handed over to the top-of-rack community the Wedge switch, software called Linux-based FBOSS for him, as well as the network architecture of the data center. And now the last missing element has been designed – the 6-pack modular switch.

The 6-pack platform uses Wedge as the basic building blocks. The platform contains 12 independent switching elements. Each of them can switch 1, 28 terabits / s and runs on its own operating system on a local server and is completely independent. Thus, it is possible to modify any part of the system without affecting the system level in the general non-blocking topology.

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