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Wedge-16X - 16x 40G QSFP+ Data Center Switch

Wedge-16X - 16x 40G QSFP+ Data Center Switch

Manufacturer: Edgecore

Datasheet: Wedge-16X

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The Edge-Core Wedge-16X is the inaugural commercial product based on Facebook’s Wedge design. This design was created by Facebook as a 16x40GbE Top-of-Rack switch, specifically optimized for web-scale data centers. The design was then submitted to the Open Compute Project.

Accton Technology, the parent company of Edge-Core, was responsible for the design validation for Facebook and also manufactures the Wedge for Facebook’s deployment. Edge-Core has now made the Wedge-16X available as a hardware development kit. This allows customers to develop software applications for the switch and assess the Wedge-16X for potential deployment in their own data center networks.

The Wedge-16X switch comes with sixteen QSFP ports. Each of these can operate at 40GbE, or as 4x10GBE through the use of breakout cables. The Wedge design is built on the Broadcom BCM56850 Trident II 1.28 Tbps switch silicon. The CPU sub-system of the Wedge is the OCP-standard Panther+ Microserver module, which is based on the Intel Atom C2550 x86 processor.

The use of this standard CPU system, in conjunction with the BMC (baseband management processor) on the main Wedge board, enables the Wedge-16X to be provisioned and managed using similar tools that data center operators use for their server and application environments, provided the appropriate software is used.

The Wedge-16X switch is available as a hardware development kit. This includes the bare-metal switch with firmware that provides diagnostics and OpenBMC functions. The Wedge-16X is also compatible with the FBOSS agent open-source software, which has been contributed by Facebook to the OCP.

Wedge-16X - 16x 40G QSFP+ Data Center Switch
The Edge-Core Wedge-16X is a commercial product based on Facebook's Wedge design, optimized for web-scale data centers. It features sixteen QSFP ports and is built on the Broadcom BCM56850 Trident II 1.28 Tbps switch silicon. It's available as a hardware development kit.

Features & Benefits

  • Bare-metal TOR switch for data center fabric.
  • 3+1 redundant, hot-swappable fans.
  • Open hardware design contributed by Facebook to Open Compute Project.
  • Compatible with 19” rack, or 21” Open Rack with Open Rack Switch Adapter
  • 16 x QSFP ports in compact 1RU form factor.
  • Each port supports 1 x 40GbE, or 4 x 10 GbE via breakout cables.
  • Line-rate Layer 2 or Layer 3 forwarding of 1.28 Tbps full duplex.
  • Broadcom XGS TridentII switch silicon enables leading data center hardware features
  • OCP-standard “Group Hug” Panther+ Microserver CPU module with Intel Atom C2550 4-core x86 processor.
  • Hot-swappable, load-sharing, redundant AC PSUs or -48V DC PSUs.

Technical Specifications

Compatible Software OptionOpen Compute Project - Open Network Linux
High AvailabilityRedundant Power Supply; Redundant Fans
Predominant Port Type40G QSFP+



Edgecore Networks Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, the leading network ODM.  Edgecore Networks delivers wired and wireless networking products and solutions through channel partners and system integrators worldwide for data center, service provider, enterprise, and SMB customers.

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