Aurora 740
  • • Intel Xeon D-1527 CPU
  • • ONIE Pre-loaded
  • • Nephos Taurus NP8369
  • • 64 ✕ 100G
  • • ONL ready

The Aurora 740 is taking cloud scale and virtualized networking to the new level in a compact 2U form factor that delivers low power consumption and cooling efficiency along with high density and performance.

This series is purpose-built products for demanding environments with wire speed L2/L3 switching and consistently low latency.

64x100GbE ports are backed by Nephos Taurus ASIC, each supporting 1 x 100 GbE or 1x 40 GbE or via breakout cables 4 x 25 GbE or 4 x 10 GbE.

The switch is loaded with ONIE installation environment for disaggregated networking, supporting an easy installation of any compatible NOS at any scale.

For the development purpose, the Aurora 740 offers a feature-rich SDK with:

  • Extensibility
  • Hardware Abstraction Layer across multiple chips
  • Portability
  • OS-independent: OS Abstraction Layer
  • Endian agnostic
  • 64-bit-addressing
  • Easy to Debug
  • APIs to trouble-shoot SDK problems
  • APIs for chip diagnostic
  • Wire-speed programmable deep packet classification, flexible and recursive match/result-actions, packet generation/modification, fungible match and result memory including real-time instrumentation, packet diagnostics, and state updates
  • Advanced L2-L5 programmable entropy with micro and jumbo flow-steering for better fabric utilization
  • Larger Service Scale: >800K IP addresses, >70K ACLs, push > 10 labels (MPLS or user-defined)
  • Granular Fungible Memories for all Tables and database result Memories (Flexible Shared Data structures for Forwarding, QoS, Instrumentation, and Security)
Leaf-Spine architecture
  • Aurora 740 is great for Spine tier, you can achieve a number of advantages over traditional Core/Aggregation/Access approach:
  • Two-tier fabric with optimal subscription ratio
  • Easy scale to thousands of nodes
  • Energy efficiency
  • Consistent low latency
  • 64x 100/50/40GbE QSFP28 ports in 2 RU
    2x 10G SFP+ ports
    Up to 256x 25/10G SFP28 port via break-out cables
  • 6.4Tbps Nephos Taurus NP8369
  • 40MB packet buffer size
  • Intel® Xeon® Processor D-1527 quad core processor for application deployment
  • Up to 16GB of DDR4 memory (8GB default)
Reliable hardware platform
  • Redundant 1200W 1+1 power supplies
  • Redundant N+1 cooling
Network OS (NOS) options
  • Open Network Linux is a Linux distribution for "bare metal" switches, that is, network forwarding devices built from commodity components. ONL uses ONIE to install onto on-board flash memory. Open Network Linux is a part of the Open Compute Project and is a component in a growing collection of open source and commercial projects.
  • Microsoft SONiC - a collection of networking software components required to have a fully functional L3 device. It is designed to meet the requirements of a cloud data center. It is fully open-sourced at OCP.
Ports 64x 100/50/40GbE QSFP28 ports in 2 RU
Up to 256x 25/10G SFP28 ports via break-out cables
2x 10G SPF+ ports
1x RJ-45 out-of-band (10/100/1000) management
1x RJ-45 console (RS232)
1x USB
Front IO Fan LED
System status LED
PSU1 status LED
PSU2 status LED
Reset button
Service tag
Performance Switching silicon: 6.4Tbps Nephos Taurus NP8369
Larger Service Scale: >800K IP addresses, >70K ACLs, push > 10 labels (MPLS or user defined)
Wire-speed programmable parsing with FlexPPE architecture
Packet Buffer: 40MB
Intel® Xeon™ Processor D-1527
8GB DDR4 ECC (up to 16GB)
Power 1200W 1+1 RPSU 80+ Platinum:
100V~240V AC / 50~60Hz
240V DC

Typical/Max power draw: 740/860 Watts (with optics)
Cooling 4 N+1 redundant fans
Front-to-Back/Back-to-Front airflow
Dimensions (DxWxH) 2U, 600 x 440 x 88 mm
Rackmount kit
Environment Operating temperature: 0~45°C
Operating humidity: 20-95% maximum relative humidity (non-condensing)
Warranty 3 year
EMC and safety FCC
Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) 6
Compatible NOS Open Network Linux
Microsoft SONiC