A Top-of-Rack Switch Designed to Support Server Farms and 40Gb Clusters

Arctica 3200xlp Network Switch

Penguin Computing® Arctica® switches are cost effective, fully Layer-2/Layer-3 capable top-of-rack switches that support the Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) compatible software stacks. The Arctica 3200xlp switch model is based on industry leading ‘merchant silicon’ – the Broadcom Trident II. Unlike the proprietary, closed platforms from earlier eras, Arctica switches are truly open white box switches, enabling customers to deploy the firmware stack or SDN solution best suited for the application. The Arctica 3200xlp switch features an x86 control processor which makes it easy to run open source and custom applications for switch management and monitoring. The Penguin Computing Arctica 3200xlp switch can be deployed in a top-of-rack role to support server farms and clusters with high performance yet cost effective 40GbE host connectivity. Alternatively, the Arctica 3200xlp switch can also be used as a distribution layer for multiple Arctica 4804x and Arctica 4806xp 10Gb units. The Arctica 3200xlp switch provides 32 40Gb QSFP ports, making it a scalable spine element for leaf/spine topologies. Based on the popular Broadcom Trident II switch platform, the Arctica 4806xp switch is capable of full bidirectional line rate Layer 2 and Layer 3 processing and forwarding on all ports. All Arctica switch models include RAS (Reliability, Availability, Serviceability) features such as dual redundant power supplies and hot-swap fans. Penguin Computing recommends Cumulus Linux®, the industry’s first true Linux network operating system that radically reduces operational expenses by simplifying network management. Penguin Computing Arctica switches are available with Cumulus Linux preloaded, backed by global hardware and software support options.

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Key Features

Arctica 3200xlp Network Switch Features

  • Broadcom Trident II Packet Engine
  • 32 x 40 Gigabit QSFP port
  • Redundant 2x460W power supplies
  • Airflow configurations for both front and rear facing I/O layouts
  • Hot swappable fans
Technical Specs

Arctica 3200xlp Technical Specs

Form Factor
Form Factor1U
Height44 mm
Width433.8 mm
Depth550 mm
Weight10.172 kg
Physical Port
200GbE QSFP-DD Ports0
100GbE QSFP28 Ports0
40GbE QSFP+ Ports32
25GbE SFP28 Ports0
10GbE SFP+ Ports0
10GbE RJ45 Ports0
1GbE RJ45 Ports0
Management Port10/100/1000 Base-T Mgmt Port
Console PortRJ45 Console Port
USB USB 2.0 Interface
Switching Capacity1.28 Tbps
Typical Power Consumption300W
Packet Buffer12 MB
CPU System
CPUIntel Rangeley, 4-core, 2.4 GHz
Memory4 GB
Storage16 GB (SSD)
Power System
ACAC: 2 x 460W
DCDC: 1 x 12V
Fan System
Number of Fans4 + 1
Air FlowAC: F2B or B2F DC: F2B
Operating Environment
Temperature0C to 45C
Humidity5% - 90% non-condensing
Warranty3 Year

Arctica 3200xlp Configuration

Switch Chassis
Arctica switches are available in two airflow orientations. For typical rack layouts with rear facing host I/O connectors "PSU to faceplate" airflow would be recommended.
QSFP Cabling and Transceivers
QSFP Cabling and Transceivers
QSFP Cabling and Transceivers
Mounting Hardware
Power Cord
Power cord options for switches with dual AC inlets or a single DC inlet
Warranty & Service (ARCXLC)
Service (ARCXLC)
Network OS
Monitoring Software