Monday, April 13, 2009

LSI Introduces Four New Families of Tarari DPI Solutions

LSI announced four new families of Tarari Content and Security "plug-and-play" processor boards for deep packet inspection (DPI) applications.

The new series of Tarari Content and Security Processor board solutions complements the previously announced 8300 series, which provides standard PCI Express connectivity at speeds from 250 Mbps to 3 Gbps. All Tarari Content Processor board and chip solutions employ a common set of regular expression rules and application programming interfaces. The LSI portfolio of Tarari Content Processor board solutions consist of the following new families:

  • 7900 series: Supports the mini-PCI form factor and offers from 250 Mbps to 1 Gbps performance. All 7900 series boards use the same form factor, which facilitates base design reuse.

  • 8600 series: Supports PCIe 8 lane Gen 1/Gen 2 and offers performance at 6, 12 or 20 Gbps, while managing up to 8 million simultaneous network connections and processing up to one million regular expressions per second.

  • 8800 series: Supports the AMC form factor for Advanced TCA (ATCA) and Micro TCA (uTCA) chassis. Offering performance at 3, 6 or 12 Gbps, these boards can offload deep packet inspection on a wide range of multi-core processors including Intel Xeon, AMD Opteron, Cavium Octeon and RMI XLS based blades.

  • 8900 series: Supports mini-PCIe and is intended for applications from 250 Mbps to 3 Gbps where small size and low power are crucial. All 8900 series boards use the same form factor, which facilitates base design reuse.

The 7900, 8800 and 8900 series will sample in June. The 8600 will sample in July.

In addition to silicon-based, application-specific standard products and custom silicon, LSI now offers the widest range of form factor alternatives for deep content inspection in the industry. The new boards fit standard PCIe, mini-PCIe, mini-PCI and Advanced Mezzanine Card (AdvancedMC form factors, enabling Tarari Content and Security Processor solutions to be easily integrated with existing network security, quality of service, content-based billing and bandwidth management applications.