The Edgecore Wedge 100-32X is a commercial product that is based on Facebook's Wedge 100 design. Facebook originally designed the Wedge 100 as a 32 x 100 GbE Top-of-Rack switch, which is optimized for web-scale data centers. This design was then submitted to the Open Compute Project.
Edgecore's parent company, Accton Technology, was responsible for performing the design validation for Facebook and also manufactures the Wedge 100 for Facebookâs deployment. Edgecore has now made the Wedge 100 available as a fully supported commercial product. This allows network operators to increase their capacity with 25 G and 100 G networking.
The Wedge 100 switch is equipped with 32 QSFP28 ports. Each of these ports can run at 100 GbE/40 GbE, or as 4 x 25 GbE/ 4 x 10 GbE/2 x 50 GbE through the use of breakout cables. The design of the Wedge 100 is based on the Broadcom BCM56960 Tomahawk 3.2 Tbps switch silicon.
The CPU subsystem of the Wedge is the COM-E CPU module, which is based on the Intel Atom E3800 x86 processor. The use of this standard CPU system, in conjunction with the BMC (Baseboard Management Controller) on the Wedge main board, enables the Wedge 100 to be provisioned and managed using similar tools that data center operators use for their server and application environments.