Pronto Deployment

One of the earliest structured deployments of Aether was as a part of Pronto project. This deployment includes a production cluster with multiple servers and a 2x2 leaf-spine fabric, along with a secondary development cluster with it’s own servers and fabric switch, as shown in this diagram:

Logical Network Diagram

5x Fabric Switches (4 in a 2x2 fabric for production, 1 for development)

7x Compute Servers (5 for production, 2 for development):

These servers are configured with:

  • 2x Intel Xeon 5220R CPUs, each with 24 cores, 48 threads

  • 384GB of DDR4 Memory, made up with 12x 16GB ECC DIMMs

  • 2TB of nVME Flash Storage

  • 2x 6TB SATA Disk storage

  • 2x 40GbE ports using an XL710QDA2 NIC

The 1U servers additionally have:

  • 2x 1GbE copper network ports

  • 2x 10GbE SFP+ network ports

The 2U servers have:

  • 4x 1GbE copper network ports

1x Management Switch: HP/Aruba 2540 Series JL356A.

1x Management Server: Supermicro 5019D-FTN4, configured with:

  • AMD Epyc 3251 CPU with 8 cores, 16 threads

  • 32GB of DDR4 memory, in 2x 16GB ECC DIMMs

  • 1TB of nVME Flash storage

  • 4x 1GbE copper network ports

For Pronto, the primary reseller ONF and Stanford used was ASA (aka “RackLive”). for servers and switches, with radio equipment purchased directly from Sercomm.