Posted on September 10, 2012

Intel® Seacliff Trail SDN-Enabled Switch Reference Platform Based on Intel Alta FM6000 and Intel Xeon® E3-1100 Series

SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 – ADI Engineering, Inc. today announced it is offering development kits based on the Intel® “Seacliff Trail” top of rack switch reference platform and the Intel® Ethernet Switch FM6000 (Alta) and Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1105C (Gladden). ADI Engineering also announced it is developing custom derivatives of the Intel Seacliff Trail reference design, creating customized FM6000-based OEM products that scale to volume production through ADI.  Seacliff Trail is now in production and available from ADI Engineering as a quick-start SDN development kit or volume OEM product.

Seacliff Trail provides 48 SFP+ 10Gb Ethernet ports and four QSFP 40Gb Ethernet ports, controlled by the low-latency Intel Ethernet Switch FM6000 (Alta). ADI Engineering’s Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) processor module based on the Intel® Xeon® Processor E3-1105C is integrated into Seacliff Trail to provide control, management and supervisory functions.  Third-party software support includes the Intel Software Defined Networking (SDN) software framework, Wind River Open Network Software (ONS), Open vSwitch, and LINC open-source OpenFlow 1.3.

ADI Engineering’s “Open IP” model gives OEMs design ownership and full production control of all ADI-developed derivatives of the Intel Seacliff Trail reference platform.

“ADI Engineering provides a full range of customer support and go-to-market services for FM6000 – from initial evaluation to production launch,” said Steve Yates, President of ADI Engineering. “With ADI’s unique Open IP model, customers can retain design ownership and direct production control that is missing from conventional ODM, OEM and board vendor offerings.”

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