for Napatech FPGA-based SmartNICs
Napatech SmartNICs and Link-Inline™ Software provide a hardware-based solution for accelerating network and security applications dramatically increasing application performance while reducing CPU consumption. The Link-Inline™ Software provides a processing architecture which offloads and accelerates flow aware application dataplanes offering the ability to scale open source and custom applications to >100 Gbps in standard servers with lower complexity and enhanced scalability than alternatives.
Link-Inline™ Software supports a broad range of applications and use cases – and can immediately improve an organization’s ability to scale critical networking use cases.
Napatech provides the unique combination of the industries highest performance FPGA-based SmartNIC with software for offload and accelerate Inline networking and security applications.
Scale network and security applications to 100Gbps
Extremely Low Latency
Minimize network delays for inline applications
Significantly Reduced CPU Utilization
Return CPU cores to applications and services
Total Cost of Ownership
Cost effective scaling for your data center
Completely programmable for custom requirements
Lower power, space, and cooling
Networking and cybersecurity applications and services are often deployed as software in high volume, low-cost standard servers. Many, however, require higher throughput and lower latency than can be provided by compute platforms with basic network interface cards (NICs).
Napatech’s Link-Inline™ software and SmartNIC hardware provides the ability to scale open source and custom networking and security applications to >100 Gbps in standard servers. This stateful, flow-aware solution allows applications running in software to dynamically and programatically update processing actions in SmartNIC hardware on a per flow basis, tightly coupled with the application via simple to use rules or standards-based APIs. The solution scales to greater than 100 million flows, each monitored in a stateful manner with over 2 million flow setups and teardowns per second with extremely low latency.
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Link-Inline™ Software Product Brief
Napatech Link-Inline™ Software provides the Napatech SmartNIC family with a robust feature set and extendable architecture allowing configurable, flow-based offload and acceleration for networking and security applications.
Link-Inline™ Software for Napatech
Stateful Flow Processing
200 Gbps Throughput
2 Million Flow setups / second
100 million flow table entries
Inline, Packet Capture, or Tap modes
Configurable packet classification / match fields
Load balancing to application instances
Stateful Flow Management Block Diagram
Compatible Napatech FPGA-based SmartNICs
The Link-Inline™ Software is available for our family of FPGA-based SmartNICs.
8x10G, 2×10/25G, 4×10/25G, 2x40G, 2x100G
The NT200A02 SmartNIC is a full height, half length QSFP28 PCIe card based on a powerful FPGA-based architecture which enables 8x10G, 2×10/25G, 4×10/25G, 2x40G or 2x100G applications.
The NT100A01 SmartNIC is a full height, half length SFP28 PCIe card based on a powerful FPGA-based architecture, which enables 4×1/10G or 4×10/25G applications.
These SmartNICs offer flexibility to create high-performance solutions in server platforms for supporting network infrastructures up to 100G and can be reconfigured to support specific SmartNIC functionality. They are available in both a self-contained cooling and passive cooling version.
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(*) Not available in Link-Inline™ 3.0beta