Facebook Likes Broadcom, Intel, Mellanox Switches

Intel's switch proposal uses three types of its chips. Click here to enlarge. SAN JOSE, Calif. — Broadcom, Intel, and Mellanox have developed competing specifications for datacenter switches, responding to a call from the Facebook-led Open Compute Project. OCP called earlier this year for open specs for software-agnostic leaf and spine switches to complement its existing specs for streamlined servers. The specs aim to speed innovation in networking hardware, “help software-defined networking continue to evolve and flourish,” and give big datacenter operators more flexibility in how they create cloud computing systems, said Frank Frankovsky, a Facebook datacenter executive and chair of the OCP Foundation in a blog posted Monday.

http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1320052

Posted on 11/11/2013, in Broadcom, Intel, Mellanox, Open Switch. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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