Intel® Tofino™ 2

Second-generation P4-programmable Ethernet switch ASIC that continues to deliver programmability without compromise

Intel® Tofino™ 2 delivers up to 12.8 Tb/s throughput built on 7nm technology. Support up to 400GbE port speed for hyperscale, cloud, and service provider environments with the second generation of P4-programmable Ethernet switch ASICs.

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Building on the Breakthrough Performance and Programmability of the Previous Generation

Double the Performance

Benefit from the rich feature set of Intel® Tofino™ with double the bandwidth, up to 12.8 Tb/s.

P4 Programmability

Protocol-independent switch architecture (PISA) allows you to adjust protocols in software.

Precise Control over Packets

Code-specific functionalities into Ethernet switch packet processing, with more opportunities to innovate.

Target Market-Specific SKUs

Support advanced use cases: machine learning/deep learning fabrics, load balancers, 5G, and more.

Power Efficiency at Scale

Find the right balance of performance to energy consumption with reduced complexity and low latency.

Advanced Orchestration

Get more resources to generate packet lookup tables and export metadata to other admin tools.

More Flexibility to Optimize Performance

Scale performance even further with a higher-bandwidth ceiling and higher-speed SerDes lanes than the previous-generation programmable network switch ASIC. The Intel® Tofino™ 2 architecture also provides more packet processing resources to handle the most-demanding workloads in distributed applications, virtual machine scaling, artificial intelligence, and serverless deployments.

Prioritize Your Performance

  • For the most-demanding use cases
  • Up to 400GbE, up to 256 SerDes lanes
  • Expand the array of network functions

Deliver Platform Agility

  • Deploy new switch protocols in code
  • Use telemetry to test improvements
  • Low CapEx vs. buying new hardware

Unlock Network Efficiency

  • Identify bottlenecks and debug issues fast
  • Monitor and tune network I/O
  • Export metadata to external admin apps

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Integrated Optics on an Ethernet Switch

Intel develops a copackaged 12.8 Tb/s programmable Ethernet switch with a 1.6 Tb/s photonics engine, for use in hyperscale data centers.

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