New IBM PowerPRS 64Gu chipset
Today IBM presented the new PowerPRS 64Gu chipset for network devices and routers. The company claims that PowerPRS 64Gu, made using copper conductor technology, combines high performance, compactness and low power consumption.
PowerPRS 64Gu, together with the new PowerPRS C48 or PowerPRS C192 interface module is designed for enterprise networks, WANs, SANs, Web content routers, and mobile base stations.
PowerPRS 64Gu supports up to 32 OC48c and 1 Gbps Ethernet ports and up to eight 10 Gbps Ethernet and OC192c ports, including their combinations. Besides, there´s a 2.5 Gbps SerDes (serializer / deserializer) port.
There are two reference designs: 16-layer PowerPRS 64Gu router (286x151 mm dimensions), supporting up to 32 OC-48c ports, and layer-2, supporting 128 Gigabit Ethernet ports.
PowerPRS 64Gu will be shipped in October. PowerPRS 64G, supporting up to 512 Gbps Ethernet, is also available.
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