Monday, June 27, 2011

Alcatel-Lucent Selects NetLogic IPv6 Knowledge-Based Processors

Alcatel-Lucent has selected NetLogic Microsystems' NL10k knowledge-based processor optimized for IPv6 processing for its multi-terabit IP Service Router portfolio, which includes the Alcatel-Lucent 7750 Service Router and 7450 Ethernet Service Switch.

NetLogic Microsystems' NL10k IPv6 knowledge-based processor has been optimized for Alcatel-Lucent's newly announced, 400 Gbps FP3 network processor and traffic manager. The FP3 state-of-the-art silicon was internally developed by Alcatel-Lucent and provides sophisticated traffic management and network processing at speeds up to 400 Gbps with significantly improved power efficiency.

NetLogic's NL10k knowledge-based processor delivers 1.6 billion decisions per second (BDPS) of IPv6 processing, quality-of-service (QoS), ACL security, video/voice forwarding, high-speed packet inspection, billing and VPN at line rates while maximizing energy efficiency of the overall system. The NL10k knowledge-based processor, which is manufactured in the advanced 40nm process node, integrates 128 high-performance knowledge-based processing engines, and includes an enhanced Intelligent Load Balancing Engine (ILBE) to efficiently allocate multiple tasks and communicate among all the 128 knowledge-based processing engines. The knowledge-based processing engines and ILBE are tightly coupled with integrated advanced Sahasra Algorithmic Engines (SAEs) to dramatically lower the power consumption of search processing. The NL10k processor also integrates an innovative Range Encoding Engine (REE), which employs advanced one-hot and fence encoding algorithms to implement range encoding that allows customers to effectively double the efficiency of performing port range inspection, an integral part of packet classification.