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High-performance Power-efficient Networking

Posted in air-flow, green-computing, intel, netronome, networking, power-efficiency, power-utilization, processor, unified-communications on June 9th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Netronome has launched its Network Flow Processor product family which enables a unified computing architecture. The products are designed to provide high performance and market-beating power efficiency, while leveraging general Intel processors. …

… “High-Performance: Powered by 40 multi-threaded programmable networking cores running at 1.4GHz, the NFP delivers over 56 billion instructions per second with 320 hardware threads that optimize memory utilization – allowing for 1800 instructions per packet at 30 million packets per second. This enables 20Gbps of L2-L7 deep packet processing with line-rate security and I/O virtualization for millions of simultaneous flows. Power Efficiency: Operating at only 15 to 35 watts, the NFP-32xx revolutionizes green computing by delivering more than four times the power efficiency of its closest competitor. ” …

Via Netronome: Network Flow Processors (PDF)