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TENCENT – SHANWEI, CHINA

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The Project:

Size: Physical Network includes a full fat tree, non-blocking, 2 tier network with 32 LEAFs and 16 SPINEs
Primary SI: IBM

The Challenges:

  • Aggressive schedule
  • High network demands
  • New servers
  • On-site presence was required during the entire period of the project, including close by engineers during the weekends

The Solution:

  • The Physical Network includes a full fat tree, non-blocking, 2 tier network with 32 LEAFs and 16 SPINEs
  • All switches configured to be part of a single OSPF area – 0, ECMP and ECN
  • On the server side, IBM Power 8 & NVMe with ConnectX-4 were used. The designated OS is Ubuntu 16.4.
  • The expected traffic patterns is 8 flows of both RDMA in an all-to-all mode. If RDMA doesn’t perform as expected, TCP/IP is the fallback plan.

The Benefit:

Providing high-performance L3 Ethernet environment to China’s largest and most used Internet service portal.

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