Monday, April 26, 2010

Netronome Clocks 200 Gbps of L2-L7 Network Flow Processing

Netronome unveiled its Network Flow Processing Platform, which combines its latest generation of network flow processors with Intel Xeon 5600 CPUs to deliver 200 Gbps of programmable L2-L7 networking performance in compact 1U and 2U form factors.

Netronome's heterogeneous multicore processing architecture provides independent layers of workload-optimized packet, flow, security and application processing to dramatically increase network performance. Simultaneously, it frees IA/x86 resources to provide more application and control plane processing.

Because the platform is based on standard Intel-based CPUs, developers of Linux-based network and security applications can significantly reduce development time and costs. Highlights of the Netronome Network Flow Processing Platforms include:

  • Application performance -- up to 200 Gbps of network and security application performance with sub-100 microsecond latency.

  • Configurable network interfaces -- offering 200 Gbps of modular front-facing network interfaces with integrated network resiliency hardware including 10/100/1000, 10-Gigabit and 40-Gigabit Ethernet.

  • System scalability -- through a 40 Gbps clustering module, traffic can be balanced across any number of devices for extremely high-throughput and compute-intensive workloads.

  • Rapid development -- standard Linux-based applications can quickly and seamlessly take advantage of these capabilities through C-based APIs and a fully integrated development environment that includes a C-compiler, powerful simulation environment, extensive software libraries and sample applications.

  • Programmable L2-L7 flow processing -- up to 480 Gbps of L2-L4 packet processing; line-rate, stateful L4-L7 flow processing; and accelerated security processing for bulk cryptography and PKI operations.

  • Enhanced I/O virtualization -- for application and control plane traffic requiring bandwidth guarantees and traffic isolation in virtual environments, to over two thousand x86 endpoints and other networking devices.

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