Mellanox® Technologies, a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced its BlueField™ family of software-defined SmartNIC adapters, designed for scale-out server and storage applications. The BlueField intelligent adapters bring new capabilities to Mellanox’s portfolio by embedding powerful ARM processor cores and accelerators in the network interface card (NIC). Based on the BlueField system-on-chip processors, with up to 200Gb/s of low-latency throughput, these adapters enable a truly software-defined data center network.
As pressure on the data center’s agility and efficiency continue to rise, intelligent networking solutions must simultaneously deliver higher data throughput, greater flexibility, and offload more and more of the costly host CPU cycles to the NIC. Integrating compute and accelerator resources directly into the NIC boosts the server workload capacity by 2 – 3 times, without requiring any additional rack space and without adding significant power. Cloud and large data center operators need the adaptability and scalability of programmable adapters in order to roll-out new services, features and advanced protocols without opening servers for a hardware upgrade.
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