A Half-Width, High-Performance Aggregation Switch For Modern Data Centers

Arctica 1600cs Network Switch

As modern data centers and high-performance computing systems improve performance and efficiency, the number of interactions between devices increases exponentially. To prevent bottlenecks, high-performance networking switches are mission critical. Designed for performance and scalability, the Penguin Computing® Arctica® 1600cs switch is equipped with Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) routing and an enlarged L2/L3 forwarding table. Capable of 100Gb, 50Gb, 40Gb, 25Gb and 10Gb uplink speeds, the Arctica 1600cs switch works great as a top-of-rack aggregation switch. The half-width form factor provides hardware redundancy when deployed with two switches side-by-side, while providing high availability to the host.

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Key Features

Arctica 1600cs Network Switch Features

  • 1.6 Tbps total bandwidth with low latency (300ns for 100GbE port-to-port) delivers high performance packet switching
  • Easily plan your data center environment with 94.3W typical power consumption (with passive cables)
  • Supports multi-rate port configuration (10/25/40/50/100GbE) for TOR or CLOS connectivity
  • Easily integrate server administration tools with a x86-based control plane
  • Maintain high-availability and uptime with two Artica 1600cs switches deployed side-by-side
Technical Specs

Arctica 1600cs Technical Specs

Form Factor
Form Factor1U
Height43.8 mm
Width200 mm
Depth508 mm
Weight4.5 kg
Physical Port
200GbE QSFP-DD Ports0
100GbE QSFP28 Ports16
40GbE QSFP+ Ports0
25GbE SFP28 Ports0
10GbE SFP+ Ports0
10GbE RJ45 Ports0
1GbE RJ45 Ports0
Management Port10/100/1000 Base-T Mgmt Port,
Console PortRJ45 Console Port
USBUSB 1.0 Interface (Mini USB)
Switching Capacity1.6 Tbps
Maximum Power Consumption248.6 W
Typical Power Consumption94.3W
Packet Buffer16 MB
CPU System
CPUIntel Atom 4 Core 2.4 GHZ
Memory8 GB
Storage16 GB
Power System
ACAC: 2 x 460W
Fan System
Number of Fans4
Air FlowAC: F2B or B2F
Operating Environment
Temperature0° to 40°C
Humidity10% - 85% non-condensing
Non-Operating Environment
Temperature-40° to 70°C
Humidity10% - 90% non-condensing
Warranty3 Year

Arctica 1600cs Configuration

Arctica 1600cs Base System
For 1600cs/3200cs: 4.5W high power/LR4 transceivers supported on QSFP28 ports 1, 2, 15 and 16. Other QSFP28 ports support 3.5W transceivers.
Switch Chassis
QSFP28 Cables and Transceivers
QSFP28 Cables and Transceivers
QSFP28 Cables and Transceivers
QSFP28 Cables and Transceivers
Mounting Hardware
Power Cord
Power cord options for system with dual C14 inlets, 100-250V
Warranty & Service (ARCXLC)
Service (ARCXLC)
Network OS
Monitoring Software