Bad Homburg, Germany (PRWEB) October 17, 2013
Advantech (TWSE: 2395.TW) Networks and Communications Group and Netronome, a leading developer of flow processors, announced at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in Bad Homburg, Germany that they have teamed up to produce high performance x86 systems for the networking and telecom industries.
Netronome’s flow processors offload x86 cores from compute intensive tasks such as network load balancing between cores, cut-through forwarding of traffic, tunnel encapsulation/decapsulation, encryption/decryption, and traffic grooming for efficient processing of network flows. By utilizing many separate processors to match and manage flows, Netronome’s flow processors not only increase throughput of high bandwidth links, but also return valuable processor cycles to x86 cores of networking systems.
“We see the industry momentum in initiatives like Software Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization as strong economic validation of x86 COTS hardware platforms,” said Peter Marek, Senior Director x86 solutions, Advantech Networks & Communications Group. “Advantech’s close partnership with Netronome enables us to solve our customer’s very high end networking problems where unsurpassed application performance and wire speed packet processing cannot be compromised. Being complementary to the x86 platform, Netronome’s silicon and software enable us to build best-of-breed networking platforms that seamlessly integrate with existing software frameworks.”
Netronome software includes DPDK device driver and Linux support for easy integration into x86 designs. Other software features include optimized Open vSwitch, and OpenFlow 1.3 integration along with solution stacks for cyber security, network analytics, and other Linux-based applications.
“Netronome is proud to be partnering with Advantech for these high performance networking systems,” said Jarrod Siket, Sr. Vice President and GM of Netronome. “We see a wide range of market applications for this efficient combination of multi-socket x86 processing, Netronome Flow Processors, and Advantech engineering. We look forward to demonstrating these performance efficiencies to networking equipment companies around the globe.”
Advantech currently integrates NFE-3240 acceleration cards into its Carrier Grade and Optimized IO servers that are a part of its CGS-6000 High Performance Server Line. Highly optimized, next generation appliance and server designs which leverage Netronome’s NFP-6000 series of flow processors are now under development with full disclosure slated for the first quarter 2014.
Both companies will be showcasing their capabilities at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in Bad Homburg, Germany on Oct 16-18, 2013.