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One Convergence Announces Virtualized Smart IO Platform for Next Generation Data Center Applications
One Convergence today announced fully virtualized intelligent in-line and off-load acceleration platform that takes advantage of powerful multi-core processor based 10G PCIe hardware. Emerging I/O challenges of the next-generation datacenter include low-latency, high-performance, scalable multi-core processing and virtualization support of IO acceleration functions of smart adapters.

One Convergence's Virtualized Smart IO Platform provides a comprehensive software framework, enabling Packet Processing & Classification, Security/Crypto, DPI and custom intelligent in-line processing to implement smart 10G acceleration for Network Equipment, Servers & Storage Systems. The solution comprises software running on the host and on a Freescale Semiconductor QorIQ P4080 based adapter.

"Delivering cost effective line rate 10G network packet processing performance presents challenges in datacenter equipment environments," said Danny Mulligan, marketing director for Freescale's Networking Processor Division. "One Convergence's innovative application based on the QorIQ P4080 processor addresses these challenges by providing datacenter customers an optimal blend of high performance and low power that embedded customers have come to expect from one of the communications processing leaders, Freescale Semiconductor."

"We are pleased to team up with One Convergence by introducing the smart PCIe adapter capable of processing traffic at 10Gb rates, support virtualization and accelerate packet classification for networking and security appliances, storage systems and deep packet inspection applications." Stated Ehud Yuhjtman, Interface Masters President, "This high performance and low power PCIe Smart NIC, with its 8GBYTE of DDR3, flash and dual 10Gb interfaces, can be customized with different software application, provided by One Convergence, and can be customized and address different market needs in a short time."

The features of the solution include intelligent in-line/off-loads for:

  • Fully optimized 10G NIC with TCP/IP Offload
  • Smart Multi-core processing
  • Packet Classification
  • Deep Packet Inspection / RegEx
  • Security
    • SSL Offload
    • IPSec Offload
  • Ease of software customization
  • Virtualization support to share IO among multiple Virtual Machines (VMs)

"Virtualized Intelligent I/O based on high performance multi-core processor providing in-line and look aside data-path acceleration could be the ideal solution for the emerging data center and cloud infrastructure," said Prasad Vellanki, CEO of One Convergence. "The Virtualized Smart IO Platform based on Freescale QorIQ is targeted towards this need and could be used to achieve flexibility, performance and scalability by efficiently offloading the tasks from the host processor in the system for both virtualized and non-virtualized environments."

The solution is expected to be available on Freescale QorIQ P4080 based adapters in Q3, 2011 and an enhanced feature release is planned for availability in Q4, 2011. Software includes optimized Smart I/O software running on QorIQ MPUs and a host based SDK. For additional information and inquires contact

Published Tuesday, May 10, 2011 6:17 AM by David Marshall
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