Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Netronome Boosts its Network Flow Processor with 40G, 10G Copper Interfaces

Netronome has added 10GBASE-T and 40GBASE-SR4 Ethernet interfaces for use with its family of PCIe network acceleration cards and production-ready network processing platforms.

Netronome supplies Network Flow Processors that are designed for tight coupling with embedded multicore Intel and x86 processors. This accelerates network, security and content processing platforms used in 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps networks. It is the only line of processors backward compatible with the market‐leading Intel IXP28XX. 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.

Netronome's new 10GBASE-T and 40GBASE-SR4 interface modules include fully integrated network bypass support, reducing the need for costly external hardware.

Netronome's NFP-3240 network flow processors can be used in the 1U and 2U platforms that offer up to 200 Gbps of L2-L7 network and security application performance with sub-50 microsecond latency for security applications.

"Netronome pioneered flow processing and is committed to providing our customers the silicon, hardware, software and building blocks to securely process flows at the speeds required for next generation platforms," said Jarrod Siket, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Netronome. "The new accelerated 40 Gbps and copper 10 Gbps interfaces will allow our customers to continue to meet their design goals at a fraction of the time and cost of alternative solutions."

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