Monday, September 6, 2010

Continuous Computing and NetLogic Partner on 40G ATCA Platforms

Continuous Computing and NetLogic Microsystems are collaborating on 40G AdvancedTCA (ATCA) packet processing platforms using NetLogic Microsystems' XLP multi-core, multi-threaded processors with 64 NXCPUs, the NL11k knowledge-based processors and 10GE PHYs solutions.

Continuous Computing's flagship FlexPacket ATCA-PP80 packet processing blade, which is based on NetLogic Microsystems' new XLP832 multi-core processor, is targeted at core and edge elements in 3G wireless, Evolved HSPA+ and LTE networks as well as Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) applications such as security, video content delivery, lawful intercept and intelligent traffic shaping.

The PP80 offers up to a 4X throughput improvement over previous generations and provides the highest I/O density, the highest packet processing performance and establishes a new floor for customers' cost-per-Gigabit when compared to competitive ATCA solutions, according to the companies. Procera Networks is listed as a customer.

NetLogic Microsystems' XLP multi-core, multi-threaded processors combine the power of 64 NXCPUs that operate at up to 2.0GHz and are based on a superscalar architecture with out-of-order execution capabilities. The XLP processor cores are quad-issue and quad-threaded to enable the highest control plane and data plane throughput. To complement the 64 NXCPUs, the XLP832 processors interface directly over a 50Gbps high-speed serial bus to NetLogic Microsystems' NL11k knowledge-based processor, giving the CPUs high-speed access to 128 knowledge-based processing engines to deliver up to one billion decisions per second of advanced Layers 2-4 flow classification, IPv4/IPv6 forwarding, ACL security and quality-of-service (QoS) policing.

Continuous Computing's FlexPacket ATCA-PP80 packet processing blade will be available in the fourth quarter of 2010.


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