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Facebook unveils '6-pack' switch platform

Thursday 12 February 2015 | 09:49 CET | News
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Facebook has unveiled its own modular switch platform, named the '6-pack'. Built on its earlier developed 'Wedge' switch, the platform is a two-stage switch that includes 12 independent switching elements. Each element can switch 1.28Tbps. The company uses two configurations, with 16x40GE ports to the front and 640G (16x40GE) to the back, or all 1.28T to the back. Each element runs its own operating system on the local server and is completely independent, from the switching aspects to the low-level board control and cooling system. This means the company can modify any part of the system

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