Elevate The EXA8 Challenge Rules:

1.

Using the EXA8 hardware platform as the basis, design an application for the open source community

2.

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

3.

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)

4.

Post your project to a public repository on Github.

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Cubro will select a Grand Prize Winner from the Finalists. The Winner will be announced in July 2020

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What Is The EXA8?

A Flexible Hardware Platform for Endless Network Applications

 TECHNICAL SPECS

  • 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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