Cisco Nexus 3548 Top-of-Rack Switch Performance and Power Test

Get the White Paper

By Lippis/Ixia

The Cisco Systems Nexus® 3548 is the fastest ToR switch that we have tested at these Lippis/Ixia tests by a large amount. The Nexus® 3548 forwards packets in slightly more than half the time of the next fastest switch we have tested! That is, it’s nearly twice as fast as the fastest previous switch tested. The Nexus® 3548 is also the fastest IP multicast forwarding switch we have tested to date, being able to forward packets some 62.5% faster than the previously fastest ToR switch tested. The Nexus® 3548 is an engineering achievement for both its raw packet processing performance, congestion management and value added Algo Boost and Warp Mode technology.

One Response to Cisco Nexus 3548 Top-of-Rack Switch Performance and Power Test

  1. warner@ucsc.edu said:

    The data sheet for the 3548 lists supported RFCs for this product. It appears that there is no support for IPv6. Such is the challenge for data sheets. It is much easier to see what’s there than to notice what’s missing.