Tahoe 2972-OCP Family

Interface Masters Technologies' initial switch contribution for the Open Compute Project (OCP)
  • Supports Layer 2, 3, and 4
  • 40GE QSFP and 10GE SFP+>
  • Based on Broadcom StrataXGS Trident II

Tahoe 2972-OCP switch family includes Tahoe 2972Xm, Tahoe 2948X12XLm and Tahoe 2960X6XLm.  This is the initial switch contribution Interface Masters designed and built for the Open Compute Project.  Tahoe 2972-OCP Family is a modular 10GbE / 40GbE switch system based on Broadcom’s StrataXGS Trident II switch. The system is targeted to be used as 10GbE/40GbE Top of Rack (TOR) or Leaf Switches. It is designed to be compatible with 19” enterprise rack specifications.

The Tahoe 2972-OCP platform is designed for maximum flexibility and highest density in a 1U form factor. Factory configurable options permit for up to 72 ports of 10GbE or up to 48 ports of 10GbE and 12 ports of 40GbE in 1U. This is a modular platform that can support multiple CPU and mass storage options including x86 and PowerPC. An optional Data Plane processor is also available for Network Function Virtualization. Customization services are offered.

Software configurations include white box with ONIE, complete SDK for custom development, L2-4, Open Flow and several software partner solutions. Interface Masters and our software partners provide comprehensive technical support for multiple engagement scenarios. Interface Masters proudly designs and manufactures our products in the USA. For a complete list of factory options and services, please contact Interface Masters.

  • Broadcom Trident II+ StrataXGS
  • Mid-plane architecture with 6 I/O modules
    - 4 left side I/O modules – 12x10GbE each
    - 2 right I/O modules – 12x10GbE each or 6x40GbE each
  • Multiple control plane processor options
    - x86 and PowerPC
  • Data plane processor option
  • Dual redundant power supplies
    - 1+1 redundant, hot swappable power supplies
  • Field replaceable fans
    - 4 dual hot swappable fan assemblies
  • Management interfaces
    - RS232 CLI interface
    - 10/100/1000 management port
    - Optional USB port*
  • Lower OPEX with high efficiency power conversion
    - High efficiency internal components
    - High efficiency AC/DC and DC/DC power supplies

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Operating Humidity 5%–95%
Operating Temperature 0ºC to 40ºC
Airflow 200 lf/m
Maximum Power Consumption 406W


  Inches Millimeters
Length 24.50 622.30
Height 1.75 44.45
Part Number Description
Tahoe 2972Xm 72 ports 1G/10G SFP+
Tahoe 2948X12XLm 48 ports 1G/10G SFP+ and 12 ports 40G QSFP+
Tahoe 2960X6XLm 60 ports 1G/10G SFP+ and 6 ports 40G QSFP+
Options* • Control Processor
• Data Plane Processor
• Memory
• Mass Storage
• 1+1 redundant AC/DC and DC/DC power supplies
• Custom configurations

* Contact Interface Masters for complete part numbers.
Interface Masters Technologies’ long history of providing high reliability systems is embedded in the design. The many configuration options of our product lines offer us the opportunity to create a unique network solution for every customer. We can update our existing products or design from ground up, then build and manufacture to meet your technical requirements. Let’s get started!
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