Arctica 3200c Network Switch Features

  • Broadcom Tomahawk Packet Engine
  • 32x 100 Gigabit QSFP28 ports, each can be split to 4×25 or 2x50Gb host links
  • Redundant 2x800W power supplies
  • Airflow configurations for both front and rear facing I/O layouts
  • Hot swappable fans

Data Sheet

Penguin Computing® Arctica® switches are cost-effective Layer-2/Layer-3 capable top-of-rack switches, with models suited for aggregation and access layer roles. The latest Arctica 3200c model is based on a ‘merchant silicon’ platform – The Broadcom StrataXGS® TomahawkTM, capable of 100Gb, 50Gb, 40Gb, 25Gb and 10Gb link speeds.

The Penguin Computing Arctica 3200c switch can be deployed in a top-of-rack role to support any mix of 10, 25, 40, 50 and 100 GbE host and spine interconnections. An open selection of copper and optical transceivers are available, allowing user to customize the switch’s application. In an aggregation layer role, Arctica 3200c switches are capable of L2 and L3 routing protocols.

Penguin Computing offers the following software stacks: Cumulus® Linux® and CanonicalTM Ubuntu® with Broadcom® ICOS (Integrated Clouding Operating System). Cumulus Linux is the industry’s first true Linux network operating system with network-optimized kernel that supports Layer-2 and Layer-3 architectures. Canonical Ubuntu with Broadcom ICOS is a CLI-oriented network OS with the full Layer-2 and Layer-3 feature set of the Broadcom data plane. Arctica switches are available with Cumulus Linux or Broadcom ICOS preloaded, backed by hardware and software support options.

Arctica 3200c Base System
Switch Chassis
QSFP28 Cables and Transceivers
QSFP28 Cables and Transceivers
QSFP28 Cables and Transceivers
Mounting Hardware
Power Cord
Power cord options for switches with dual AC inlets or a single DC inlet
Warranty & Service (ARC25G)
Service (ARC25G)
This is to provide multiple services. Ex. 24x7 help desk plus normal part service.
Technical Specs
Form Factor
Form Factor1U
Height44 mm
Width433.8 mm
Depth520 mm
Weight10.18 kg
Physical Port
200GbE QSFP-DD Ports0
100GbE QSFP28 Ports32
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 2.0 Interface
Switching Capacity3.2 Tbps
Maximum Power Consumption650 W
Typical Power ConsumptionLess than 550W
Packet Buffer16 MB
CPU System
CPUIntel Rangeley, 4-core, 2.4 GHz
Memory4 GB
Storage16 GB (SSD)
Power System
ACAC: 2 x 800W
DCDC: 1 x 12 V
Fan System
Number of Fans4 + 1
Air FlowAC: F2B or B2F DC: 12V F2B
Operating Environment
Temperature0C to 45C
Humidity5% - 90% non-condensing
Warranty3 Year