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Tahoe 8828

Marvell® OCTEON® TX2 Based 1U Networking Appliance

ARM Appliances


The Tahoe 8828 “rounds out” the Interface Masters family of ARM® and MIPS based network appliances. It is an artificial and machine learning powerhouse designed for enterprise applications. The primary CPU is the powerful Marvell™ OCTEON® TX2 ARM64® CN9670 multicore processor (18-24 cores at 2.4GHz). The appliance supports a range of high-performance offload processing upgrade options, and a dedicated single-bay I/O module.

Like the Tahoe 8830, the optional high-performance offload processing upgrades include an Intel® XEON®-D class processing module with Interface Master’s proprietary DataSlammer™ technology. Additionally, there is another option which allows just about any PCI x16 lane network card–including advanced NVIDIA® GPUs. Both options are thermally validated using industry leading Ansys® thermal simulation.

Interface Masters provides support for the Marvell SDK on multiple Linux distributions. Additional software and firmware enables rapid application development.

Target applications include network security appliance and offloads, Edge Routers, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Software Defined Networks (SDN), SSL/IPsec offload processing, 3G / 4G / 5G / LTE gateways, Unified Threat Management (UTM), Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Data Loss Prevention (DLP), WAN optimization, Application Delivery Controllers (ADC), wireless controllers and load balancers.


  • Marvell OCTEON TX2 CN9670 (18-24 Cores, 2.4GHz)
  • 100 Gbps IPsec with 120-140G IP-FWDing
  • See Accessories
  • Three channels (support 48G to 96G DDR4)
Non-Volatile Memory
  • SPI Flash, eMMC, SSD and EEPROM M.2 SSD
  • (16G to 1Tb storage)
I/O Interfaces
  • Three (3) QSFP28 40/100G ports
  • Six (6) SFP28 1/10/25G ports
  • Twelve (12) SFP 1G ports
High-Performance Offload Processing Modules
  • DataSlammer® Intel XEON-D class CPU module including a range of ports, front facing UART, dedicated MGMT and console port NVIDIA GPU offload module
  • Dedicated console and management ports
  • Redundant hot-swap power supplies (AC or DC)
  • Four field-replaceable fans
  • Stratum 3E Real-Time Clock
  • Strategically placed temperature sensors (multiple)
  • External front-facing USB 3.0
  • Optional Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and Precision Time Protocol (PTP)


Operating Temperature -5° to 45°C (23°F to 113°F)
Operating Humidity 5 to 95%, non-condensing
  Inches Millimeter
Length 18 457.2
Height 1.75 44.45
Width 16.80 426.72


  • Network security appliance and offloads
  • Edge routing
  • Next-generation firewall (NGFW)
  • Network intrusion detection (IDS) intrusion detection system
  • SD-WAN
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Network Function Virtualization (NFV)

Ordering Information

Part Number Description
Tahoe 8828-CN9670-AC Tahoe 8828 with Marvell OCTEON TX2 CN9670 (2.4GHz), 48G DDR4 (3200MT/s), 128G SSD storage, redundant 550W AC power supplies and field replaceable fans.
Tahoe 8828-CN9670-DC Tahoe 8828 with Marvell OCTEON TX2 CN9670 (2.4GHz), 48G DDR4 (3200MT/s), 128G SSD storage, redundant 550W DC power supplies and field replaceable fans.
X86S-XD-1500-Data Slammer DataSlammer® offload processing module Xeon D 1518 (16 cores) Four 10G ports
Four 100/1000 copper ports; One Console port; One 100/1000 MGMT port ; One USB 3.0; Three SODIMM DDR4 at 2,400 MT/s
IM88281 Field installable single-wide I/O module supporting three QSFP28 40/100G ports
IM88282 Field installable single-wide I/O module supporting six SFP28 1/10/25G ports
IM88283 Field installable single-wide I/O module supporting twelve SFP 1G ports

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