- Standard embedded Linux software stack with DPDK VPP will be provided.
- DPDK applications on x86 can be easily ported to this ARM architecture
- Used as edge routers, switches, hardware firewalls, security gateways, network monitoring ,NFV, etc.
In a 1U rack space, ET3212A is an open ARM64 network appliance which designs for enterprise applications. The CPU is the robust Marvell OCTEON TX2 CN9670 with 24-core processor. It supports a series of high-performance offload processing upgrade options, meanwhile standard Linux distribution with DPDK VPP software packages will be provided.
24-core ARM64 Open Hardware Platform for Intelligent Networking, Security, Wireless Infrastructure and Multi-access Edge Compute
*ET3212A support breakout cable,(1 x QSFP+ to 4 x SFP+), consumes only 240W even when all the chips are running at high-speed.
With the general-purpose ARM multi-core processor inside the Asterfusion® ET3000A Intelligent Service Processing Unit, developers can deploy almost all network applications such as OVS, VPP and NGINX, into Asterfusion® ET3000A switch.
Coupled with container and virtualization technologies, Asterfusion®ET3000A switch can easily support the porting of the various applications running on x86-based architecture onto the ARM architecture
Developer-friendly Software Environment
- Fully functional development kits
- Provide all the libraries and APIs required for network and security processing.
- DPDK, VPP, SPDK, Debian and Ubuntu Support
Multiple Use Cases
- Network security appliance and offloads
- Network packet broker
- Edge routers and switches
- Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
- Artificial Intelligence (AI),
- SSL/IPsec offload processing,
- LTE/ IoT/Fog / Edge gateways
- Next-generation firewall
Asterfusion® ET3000A hardware can support efficient NFV deployments.
What’s in the box
- 1RU Switch
- RJ45 serial console cable
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Frequently Asked Questions
Any odds it runs advanced queue management algorithms like fq_codel (rfc8290)?
ET3000 Series are open hardware, any queue algorithm can be implemented in software, using dpdk or vpp.
What do you provide by software development on ET3000A Series?
S/W: we will provide standard Debian linux with kernel source code patched with BSP, also we will provide DPDK source code running on the H/W.
We want to try to install 6WIND on your Marvell Octeon ET3000A,does it work?
6Wind running on our ET3212A, I’m not sure if they are able to run on ARM especially Pcteon TX, please give more info. We usually run our own applications based on Vpp.
I know that network monitoring, hardware security is good to use OCTEON, but not sure if GPU workloads accelerating can use OCTEON ?
If you have your software and running on NXP, I think it’s no problem on OCTEON almost.
Does Asterfusion ET3000A support ARM64 DPDK?
Yes. we support. For S/W: we will provide standard Debian linux with kernel source code patched with BSP, also we will provide DPDK source code running on the H/W.
What is Lead time of Asterfusion Marvell Octeon TX ET3000A
We can provide 1~4 weeks lead time under 20 units and 4-8 weeks under 100 units so far.