Go on, admit it, who here is already running at 200Gbe??

marcoi

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i cant imaging someone running 200GBe at home. i haven't bothered going past some 10gbe connections at home. The higher the nic speeds the higher the watts needed. Most 100GBe cards seem like they run 20 or more watts by themselves.
 
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Falloutboy

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Just wondering who is ahead of the game, doesn't imply you have a switch for it, even just PCIE-4 nic to nic.
I'm going to be running 56Gb , that should be more than enough for my requirements, I'm just waiting on my new 42RU rack which arrives tomorrow, transport outfit annihalated the first one.
 
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I have 40\56 sitting here ~10 months, still debating if i Should sell it or deploy in the future...
 
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Patrick

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Not yet. We are still on 32x 100GbE switches in the lab.

I was talking to Intel about their Tofino2 and future plans. As we move into the 25.6T switch generation power becomes an issue. Some have told me to expect 1.6-2kW for these switches. While some say 25.6T switches do not need co-packaged optics, by the time we get to the 51.2T generation most folks expect we are using co-packaged optics because of the power limitations.

That is a big reason I did https://www.servethehome.com/hands-...packaged-optics-and-silicon-photonics-switch/ earlier this year.