As a continuation to his previous blog - “Flexible Pluggable Front Port Technology”, in the current blog Claus Ek focuses on the latest addition to the QSFPx form factor family - the QSFP-DD.
In his latest blog, Sven talks about the network traffic replay at 100G and its benefits in a test scenario.
FPGA has shown that it can provide significant acceleration and a high level of reconfigurability and doing all that with an efficient compute power per watt.
So where does all this lead and who is the winner?
In the run-up to SDN World Congress in The Hague, it is interesting to note that it was at this very show in Dusseldorf 5 years ago that the original NFV whitepaper was first presented. How time flies!
I am writing this blog article in continuation of my previous blog - “Future-proof FPGA platforms the longevity and upgradability”. In this blog entry, I discuss the available pluggable front port technology, complementing the flexible properties of the described future-proof FPGA-based SmartNICs. Here are the properties of front port technology that define its flexibility: Level of backward compatibility Number of link types supported Number of link rates supported Available lane breakout functionality The market is swamped with different IEEE/MSA defined front port formfactors, that currently support link speeds up to 400G. Only a reduced subset of these meet the physical outline limitations imposed by the PCIe standard. With focus on the high-end SmartNIC use case, this blog will focus on…
During the first week of May I attended the RedHat Summit in Boston for the first time. This year over 6000 people from the open source community around the world got together for 3 days to learn about the latest innovations, ideas and initiatives under the RedHat umbrella.
In the world of fin tech, data capture has never exactly been the sexiest area of development.
Acceleration via NICs in DPDK has so far been via proprietary APIs and only on limited number of NICs. DPDK 17.02 rte_flow will change that.
Last week I attended the FloCon 2017 conference in San Diego. It was attended by more than 200 people from different companies and organizations from around the world.