Solarflare XtremeScale Ethernet Adapters
The Highest Performing Enterprise Ethernet Server Networking Solutions for Ultra Scale Computing
Solarflare’s Ethernet adapters combine the price point of standard NICs with the capabilities of “smart” NICs and our Universal Kernel Bypass (UKB) technologies to deliver ultra high bandwidth, ultra low latency, and ultra scale connectivity to your ultra scale data center.
Solarflare—the only adapters for your neural-class network.
Solarflare 8000 Series Adapters
Let Solarflare’s XtremeScale Architecture Power Your Next Generation Neural-Class Network
In ultra scale environments, we can’t be content with network adapters that simply connect servers to networks. Server level security, VM level network telemetry, and application acceleration are issues that network adapters need to address at scale. Look to Solarflare’s XtremeScale 8000 Series adapters to address your data center needs with market-leading features such as:
• Bandwidth up to 100Gbps
• Latencies well below 1usec
• XtremePacket Engine provides 1000s of flows/virtual NICs per adapter
• APIs to software define the adapter enabling a wide range of capabilities
• UKB enables extreme application acceleration
• Telemetry for packet capture, monitoring, and analysis
• NIC-level security through packet filtering and secure server lockdown
Solarflare 8000 Series Adapter Models
Key Features: ScaleOut, OCP Mezz Card
Upgrade Options: Onload, TCPDirect, PTP, SolarCapture Pro, DomainFortress
Typical Applications: CDNs, Hyperscale DCs, Telco, MSPs
What is a software defined networking adapter?
Software defined adapters break the paradigm that NICs are simply a way to connect servers to the network.
Rather than build a general purpose NIC, Solarflare has built a solution utilizing hardware, firmware and software in the right combinations.
This approach accelerates applications and reduces CPU utilization without the burden/shortcomings of conventional technologies (e.g. static offloads, RDMA, iWARP).
Solarflare 7000 Series Legacy Adapters
High Performance 10GbE and 40GbE NICs
Solarflare 7000 Series Adapters provide excellent performance and scalability with low CPU utilization for customers needing a 10GbE or 40GbE NIC. All 7000 Series adapters feature PCIe 3.0 host interfaces, and dual or quad ports. These NICs can also be enabled to use Solarflare software extensions such as Onload, Precision Time Protocol, and SolarCapture. Look to Solarflare for the right solution to fit your needs.
Solarflare 7000 Series Adapter Models
PCIe LP, Onload
Upgrade Options: PTP, SolarCapture Pro
Solarflare AOE Adapters
Solarflare’s SFA7942Q-A7-4 Application Onload Engine (AOE) combines the I/O capabilities of a dual-port 40GbE NIC with the processing power of a field programmable gate array (FPGA). AOE key features include:
• Bump in the wire processing of network data
• Optimized for network-centric, compute intensive applications
• Enables both pre- and post-processing of high speed network data
• Provides an open platform for the development and deployment of customized network applications
With Solarflare’s AOE adapters, users can expect dramatic improvements in application performance, while maintaining full compatibility with Solarflare's 40GbE server I/O adapter drivers and Onload software. The SFA7942Q-A7-4 operates in both 2x40GbE and 8x10GbE modes.
Solarflare offers a variety of Solarflare branded optical SR transceivers modules. In addition, Solarflare ExtremeScale 8000 series server adapters have been tested and support multiple third party transceiver modules, as well as Direct Attach (DA) Cables listed in the table.