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 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
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.