Introduction

The SN4000 series switches are the 4th generation of NVIDIA Spectrum® switches, purpose-built for leaf/spine/super-spine datacenter applications. Allowing maximum flexibility, SN4000 series provides port speeds spanning from 1GbE to 400GbE, and a port density that enables full rack connectivity to any server at any speed. In addition, the uplink ports allow a variety of blocking ratios to suit any application requirement. The SN4000 series is ideal for building wire-speed and cloud-scale layer-2 and layer-3 networks. The SN4000 platforms deliver high performance, consistent low latency along with support for advanced software defined networking features, making it the ideal choice for web scale IT, cloud,
hyperconverged storage and data analytics applications.

Open Ethernet breaks the paradigm of traditional switch systems, eliminating vendor lock-in. Instead of forcing network operators to use the specific software that is provided by the switch vendor, Open Ethernet offers the flexibility to use a choice of operating systems on top of Ethernet switches, thereby re-gaining control of the network, and optimizing utilization, efficiency and overall return on investment. Open Ethernet adopts the same principles as standard open solutions for servers and storage, and applies them to the world of networking infrastructure. It encourages an ecosystem of open source, standard network solutions. These solutions can then be easily deployed into the modern data center across network equipment that eases management and ensures full interoperability. With a range of system form factors, and a rich software ecosystem, SN4000 series allows you to pick and choose the right components for your data center.

NVIDIA SN4000 series platforms are based on the high-performance NVIDIA Spectrum-3 ASIC with a switching capacity of 12.8 Tb/s. SN4000 platforms are available in a range of configurations, each delivering high performance combined with feature-rich layer 2 and layer 3 forwarding, ideally suited for both top-of-rack leaf and fixed configuration spines. The NVIDIA SN4000 series provides full wire speed, cut through-mode latency, on-chip fully-shared 64MB packet buffering, and flexible port use in addition to advanced capabilities. Combining a wide range of innovations in the area of programmability, telemetry, and tunneling with industry leading performance, NVIDIA SN4000 series is capable of addressing today’s data center’s complex networking requirements.

For a full list of all available ordering options, see Ordering Information.

SN4410 Front View

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SN4600 Front View

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SN4600C Front View

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SN4600/SN4600C Rear View

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SN4700 Front View

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SN4410/SN4700 Rear View

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The table below describes maximum throughput and interface speed per system model.

System Model

Interfaces

Supported Rates

Max Throughput

SN4410

32 x QSFP-DD

8 x 400GbE

16 x 40/100/200GbE

32 x 1/10/25/50GbE

8Tb/s

SN4600

64 x QSFP56

64 x 40/200GbE

128 x 1/10/25/50/100GbE

25.6Tb/s

SN4600C

64 x QSF28

64 x 40/100GbE

128 x 1/10/25/50/100GbE

12.8Tb/s

SN4700

32 x QSFP-DD

32 x 400GbE

64 x 40/200GbE

128 x 1/10/25/50/100GbE

25.6Tb/s

*The system can support different interfaces and speed rates using QSFP/QSDP-DD to SFP adapters or hybrid cables. For further information, see Splitter (Breakout) Cables and Adapters.

The table below lists the various management interfaces, PSUs and fans per system model.

System Model

uUSB

MGT (Management)

Console

PSU

Fan

SN4410

Front

Front

Front

Yes, 2

Yes, 6

SN4600

Front

Front

Front

Yes, 2

Yes, 3

SN4600C

Front

Front

Front

Yes, 2

Yes, 3

SN4700

Front

Front

Front

Yes, 2

Yes, 6

For a full feature list, please refer to the system’s product brief. Go to https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/networking/ethernet-switching/, and select the desired product family.

For a list of certifications (such as EMC, Safety and others) per system for different regions of the world, please contact your NVIDIA representative.

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