Barefoot Networks revolutionary Tofino ASIC is the first Ethernet packet switch to utilize Match-Action ­Pipeline architecture thats provides a highly programmable packet processing capability which has previously been unavailable on Ethernet packet switches.

It is built using a Protocol Independent Switch Architecture (PISA) and is P4-programmable.

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Currently there a number of ODM's selling the Barefoot Tofino in the following configurations 

Barefoot Tofino - 6.5Tbps

  • Supports up to 6.4 Tbps of non-blocking throughput
  • Up to 4.4 billion packets per second of forwarding capacity Highly consistent packet rotes and forwarding latencies 100G Port to CPU
  • PTP 1588 Timestamping
  • Port Configurations
  • 64 x 100G
  • 128 x 40G/50G
  • 256 x 25G/10G

Barefoot Tofino - 3.3Tbps

  • Supports up to 3.2Tbps of non-blocking throughput
  • Up to 2.2 billion packets per second of forwarding capacity Highly consistent packet rates and forwarding latencies 100G Port to CPU
  • PTP 1588 Timestamping
  • Port Configurations
  • 32 x 100G
  • 64 x 40G/50G
  • 128 x 25G/10G

Barefoot Tofino - 1.9Tbps

  • Supports up to 1.8Tbps of non-blocking throughput
  • Up to 1.1 billion packets per second of forwarding capacity 100G Port to CPU
  • PTP 1588 Timestamping
  • Port Configurations
  • 48 x 25G + 6 x 100G

The possibilities are endless!

With the use of P4, the Barefoot Networks compiler and Tofino to create a wide variety of networking functions, something that is impossible with fixed-function solutions in the market today.

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