A Scalable, Top-of-Rack Switch with 10Gb Hosts for 100Gb Infrastructures

Arctica 4808xs 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® 4808xs 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 4808xs switch works great as a top-of-rack aggregation switch.

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Key Features

Arctica 4808xs Network Switch Features

  • 1.18Tbps total bandwidth with with low latency (300ns port-to-port) to deliver high performance packet switching
  • 165W typical power consumption (with passive cables) for easy facility environment planning
  • Provides a upgrade path of 10/40GbE network to 100GbE Fabrics
  • x86-based control plane provides easier integration of server administration tools
Technical Specs

Arctica 4808xs Tech Specs

Form Factor
Form Factor1U
Height32.9 mm
Width438 mm
Depth394 mm
Weight8.52 kg
Physical Port
200GbE QSFP-DD Ports0
100GbE QSFP28 Ports8
40GbE QSFP+ Ports0
25GbE SFP28 Ports0
10GbE SFP+ Ports48
10GbE RJ45 Ports0
1GbE RJ45 Ports0
Management Port2 x 10/100/1000 Base-T Mgmt Port,
Console PortRJ45 Console Port
USBUSB 2.0 Interface
Switching Capacity1.18 Tbps
Maximum Power Consumption362 W
Typical Power Consumption165W
Packet Buffer16 MB
CPU System
CPUIntel Dual-Core 1.4 GHZ
Memory8 GB
Storage32 GB
Power System
AC2 x 460W
DCNot available
Fan System
Number of Fans3 + 1
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 4808xs Configuration

Arctica 4808xs Base System
LR4 optics only supported on specific ports: 49, 50, 55, 56. High power SFP+ modules like 10GBaseT only supported on specific ports: 1, 2, 47 and 48. 4x breakout only supported on odd ports and next port must be disabled.
Switch Chassis
QSFP28 Cables and Transceivers
SFP+ Cabling and Transceivers
SFP+ Cabling and Transceivers
SFP+ Cabling and Transceivers
Mounting Hardware
Power Cord
Power cord options for system with dual C14 inlets, 100-250V
Warranty & Service (ARC10G)
Service (ARC10G)
Network OS