Larger Forwarding Table and Packet Buffer by Using Marvell Prestera (Falcon) ASIC
The Asterfusion CX308P-48Y-N switch offers a significant enhancement in its memory capacity, allowing for larger pools of shared memory between forwarding engines. This upgrade effectively more than doubles the capacity of previous solutions. Additionally, the switch provides support for up to 16K Equal-Cost Multi-Path (ECMP) path scale, offering congestion-aware load balancing or Dynamic Load Balancing (DLB) with hardware to prevent Out-of-Order (Ooo) issues within a flow. Furthermore, it incorporates globally shared packet buffers with dynamic buffer absorption and improved support for microburst handling. With its fine-grained buffer segmentation, the switch achieves a 2x higher packet capacity compared to existing solutions.