A Versatile, Next Generation 100GB Data Center Networking Switch

Arctica NX3200c Network Switch

As modern data centers and high-performance computing (HPC) 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 in the modern data center, Penguin Computing’s Arctica NX3200c networking switch is capable of 100Gb, 50Gb, 40Gb, 25Gb, and 10Gb link speeds. With the latest generation, programmable Broadcom data plane (the BCM56870 “Trident 3”), the Arctica NX3200c is a great choice for anyone looking for a flexible networking solution for their data center.

Data Sheet  

Key Features

Arctica NX3200c Network Switch Features

  • 3.2Tbps total bandwidth with 32M byte packet buffer to deliver high performance packet switching
  • Innovative, programmable data plane to support current and future data center networking requirements
  • Supports multi-rate port configuration (10/25/40/50/100 GbE) for Top-of-Rack (TOR) or CLOS connectivity
  • x86-based control plane with Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) management provides easier integration of server administration tools
Technical Specs

Arctica NX3200c Tech Specs

Form Factor
Form Factor1U
Height43.8 mm
Width442 mm
Depth521 mm
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 and 1 x 10 Gb SFP+ Mgmt Port,
Console PortRJ 45 Console Port
USBUSB 2.0 Interface
Switching Capacity3.2 Tbps
Maximum Power Consumption625 W
Packet Buffer32 MB
CPU System
CPUIntel C3538 4 Core 2.1 GHZ
Memory4 GB
Storage64 GB
Power System
ACAC: 2 x 550W
DCDC: 1 x 12V
Fan System
Number of Fans3 + 1
Air Flow"AC: F2B or B2F DC: 12V F2B"
Operating Environment
Temperature0°C to 45°C
Humidity5% to 90% non-condensing
Warranty3 Year

Arctica NX3200c Configuration

Arctica NX3200c 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 (ARCXLC)
Service (ARCXLC)
Network OS
Monitoring Software