What switch should I buy if I want to get 2:1 oversubscription ratio?

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I have a very high bandwidth data center and I need 2:1.  It looks like a lot of the 10Gbps switches have only 4 up-links.

e.g.:
(48 downlink ports * 10Gbps = 480 Gbps)
(4 uplink ports * 40Gbps = 160 Gbps)
480 / 160 = 3:1 Oversubscription.  

Should I get a 32x40Gbps?  Is there breakout cables?  Any other options?
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Posted 3 years ago

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Dell S4048-ON, Edge-CorE AS5712-54X, Penguin - Arctica 4806XP, SuperMicro X3648S, Quanta QuantaMesh BMS T3048-LY8, Quanta QuantaMesh BMS T3048-LY9 all provide the 2:1 ratio you are looking for in 10Gb switches.
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Oh sweet, they make 10Gb switches with 6x40Gbps uplinks!  Here is a pic of the Dell S4048-ON
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