A Versatile, 10Gb Top-of-Rack Switch

Arctica 4806xp Network Switch

Penguin Computing® Arctica® switches are cost effective Layer-2/Layer-3 capable top-of-rack switches. The Arctica 4806xp switch model is based on industry leading ‘merchant silicon’ – the Broadcom Trident II. Unlike the switch offerings from established vendors, Arctica switches are truly open white box switches, enabling customer to deploy the firmware stack or SDN solution best suited for the application. The Arctica 4806xp 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 4806xp switch can be deployed in a top-of-rack role to support server farms with cost effective 10Gb host connectivity. Alternatively the Arctica 4806xp can be also used as a distribution layer for multiple Arctica 4804i units. Arctica 4806xp provides six 40Gb QSFP uplinks for connections to the aggregation switch layer. 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 host and uplink ports. The Arctica 4806xp switch includes RAS 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 hardware and software support options.

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Key Features

Arctica 4806xp Network Switch Features

  • Latest Broadcom Trident II packet engine
  • 48 10Gb SFP+ host ports for twinax cabling or optical transceivers
  • 6 40Gb QSFP uplink ports
  • Redundant 2 460W power supplies
  • Airflow configurations for both front and rear facing I/O layouts
  • Hot-swap fans
Technical Specs

Arctica 4806xp Technical Specs

Form Factor
Form Factor1U
Height44 mm
Width433.8 mm
Depth550 mm
Weight10.133 kg
Physical Port
200GbE QSFP-DD Ports0
100GbE QSFP28 Ports0
40GbE QSFP+ Ports6
25GbE SFP28 Ports0
10GbE SFP+ Ports48
10GbE RJ45 Ports0
1GbE RJ45 Ports0
Management Port10/100/1000 Base-T Mgmt Port,
Console PortRJ45 Console Port
USBUSB 2.0 Interface
Switching Capacity720 Gbps
Maximum Power Consumption305 W
Typical Power ConsumptionLess than 200W
Packet Buffer12 MB
CPU System
CPUIntel Rangeley, 4-core, 2.4 GHz
Memory4 GB
Storage16 GB (SSD)
Power System
AC2 x 460W
DC1 x 12V
Fan System
Number of Fans3 + 1
Air FlowAC: F2B or B2F DC: 12V F2B
Operating Environment
Temperature0C to 45C
Humidity5% - 90% non-condensing
Warranty3 Year

Arctica 4806xp Configuration

Switch Chassis
QSFP Cabling and Transceivers
SFP+ Cabling and Transceivers
SFP+ Cabling and Transceivers
SFP+ Cabling and Transceivers
Mounting Hardware
Mounting hardware for common 2- and 4-post racks.
Power Cord
Power cord options for switches with dual AC inlets or a single DC inlet
Warranty & Service (ARC10G)
Service (ARC10G)
Network OS
Options for switch firmware.
Monitoring Software