Custom Compute

Computers have always been able to perform specific tasks with the addition of application software. Solarflare's ApplicationOnload™ Engine – AOE – transforms this model by enabling compute-intensive host software to be embedded in network adapter hardware. This greatly accelerates application performance, improves server utilization by reducing CPU, memory and I/O loads and provides an ultra-low latency interface to the network.

This is Custom Compute.

The transformation of network data processing can be beneficial to many big-data networking environments, including electronic/high-frequency trading, government and financial security, scientific research, bioinformatics/healthcare, military, analytics, oil and gas exploration, plus digital media production and broadcast, among others.

Through the use of AOE's Firmware Development Kit (FDK) – which includes a comprehensive development environment featuring standard development tools, a host of services, APIs, and a full data path infrastructure – customized applications can be brought to market more quickly.

In addition to Solarflare-developed applications, Solarflare's AOE Partner Network can provide pre-existing applications or can design, build and deploy customized AOE applications to meet customer-specific requirements, providing a range of deployment options.

An Open Platform with Unlimited Application Potential

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Solarflare Customized Compute Diagram


 
 
  • Interviews with Solarflare CEO Russell Stern

    Solarflare and Altera
    Building the Custom Compute Platform

  • Creating The Custom Compute Platform
    AOE represents a unique integration of a
    high-performance server adapter and an
    advanced FPGA processing engine, capable
    of on-the-fly processing of network data.

  • AOE – Breakthrough Technology Breaks
    Performance Barriers

    AOE's on-board FPGA provides on-the-fly
    processing of network data, overcoming
    performance obstacles that multi-core
    processors can't.

  • Active Distributed Security With AOE
    The AOE can be deployed across the
    enterprise running a variety of security
    applications, providing real-time threat
    analysis.