Last date for applications: November 30th, 2019
Enter For A Chance To WIN $5,000 Dollars!
To cope up with current and future network challenges, appliance developers need a powerful, high-speed platform into the network. Our latest product, the community version of EXA8, is an ideal platform for software developers and organisations who want to develop customized applications or applications which are currently not available on existing network appliances.
Elevate The EXA8 Challenge Rules:
Using the EXA8 hardware platform as the basis, design an application for the open source community
Submit your written idea for a chance to be selected as one of the 5 finalists who will receive an EXA8 to develop the application. Last date of submission: 30 November 2019
5 finalists will receive an EXA8 (including Cubro software and source code) to develop and implement their concept. Form a development team as large or small as you desire. Finalists will have a period of five (5) months to develop their final submissions (January 2020 - May 2020)
Post your project to a public repository on Github.
Cubro will select a Grand Prize Winner from the Finalists. The Winner will be announced in July 2020
What Is The EXA8?
A Flexible Hardware Platform for Endless Network Applications
- CAVIUM ARM64 CPU 16GB DDR4 RAM
- INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL SSD STORAGE
- 8X 1G COPPER, 2X 10G SFP+ PORTS
- 4X INTEGRATED CUBRO TAPS (PASSIVE)
- 1U ½ 19” METAL HOUSING W/ PSU
The Cubro EXA8 is an affordable and high-performance hardware platform designed with network visibility and monitoring applications foremost in mind. At the heart of the EXA8 is a 4-core ARM CPU paired with 16GB of DDR4 RAM. The front panel of the EXA8 features 8 copper ports, 2 x 1/10G SFP+ ports, as well as a management and console interfaces.
The 8 copper ports of the EXA8 feature a built-in bypass functionality allowing them to not only serve as individual ingress/egress ports, but also as a fail-safe TAP for up to 4 links. To add even more to the versatility and potential applications of the EXA8 it comes equipped with a 1TB M.2 SSD, Micro SD card slot, and two USB 3.0 interfaces.
At Cubro we believe that the EXA8 truly offers an unprecedented network-centric development platform for an almost endless variety of applications. As such, multiple options are available direct from vendors, with application-specific software packages, as well as a community version for research, development, and custom deployments.
The Winning Team will be awarded $5,000 US dollars and be featured in an article on Cubro Blog
Take part in this interesting challenge and have a lot of fun!
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