Driven by cloud storage, video and other bandwidth-intensive services, datacenter and enterprise network traffic is exploding. Service providers are investing in new datacenters with power-efficient server systems and software-defined networking (SDN).

Software-defined networking results in more efficient, flexible datacenters, a win-win for service providers, their customers and the environment. The Axxia® Enterprise Communication Processor ACP3400 combines high-performance cores, hardware acceleration for security and traffic management and flexible interfaces. The result is a significant increase in performance per watt for SDN switches and routers over solutions using general-purpose processors in enterprise and datacenter networks.

FEATURES ACP3448 ACP3442 ACP3423 ACP3421
CPU Complex 4x PowerPC® Cores @ up to 1.8GHz 4x PowerPC® Cores @ up to 1.8GHz 2x PowerPC® Cores @ up to 1.6GHz 2x PowerPC® Cores @ up to 1.6GHz
L2 Cache 2MB 2MB 1MB 1MB
L3 System Cache 4MB 2MB 2MB 2MB
System Memory (DDR3) 2 x 72b 1 x 72b 1 x 72b 1 x 72b
Classifier Memory (DDR3) 2 x 9b 2 x 9b 1 x 9b 1 x 9b
Data Throughput (IMIX) 20Gb/s (4PPEs) 10Gb/s (2PPEs) 10Gb/s (2PPEs) 5/10Gb/s (2PPEs)
Security Protocol Processor 10Gb/s 10Gb/s 5Gb/s 5Gb/s
Traffic Manager 6 levels of hierarchy 6 levels of hierarchy 6 levels of hierarchy 6 levels of hierarchy
Content Inspection Engine 3Gb/s 3Gb/s 3Gb/s 3Gb/s
Compression/Decompression Engine No No No No
Ethernet Switching N/A N/A N/A N/A
SerDes Interfaces 8x SGMII
3x PCIe
SRIO
2x XAUI
8x SGMII
3x PCIe
SRIO
8x SGMII
3x PCIe
SRIO
1x XAUI
8x SGMII
3x PCIe
SRIO
Synchronous Ethernet and IEEE 1588-2008 No No No No
Secure System Complex No No No No
Package 1295-pin FC-BGA
37.5mm x 37.5mm
1295-pin FC-BGA
37.5mm x 37.5mm
1295-pin FC-BGA
37.5mm x 37.5mm
or 899-pin FC-BGA
1295-pin FC-BGA
37.5mm x 37.5mm
or 899-pin FC-BGA
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