Napatech introduced a 200 Gbps IPU (infrastructure processing unit) based on the Intel IPU Platform F2000X-PL, which leverages an an Intel Xeon D SoC and Intel Agilex 7 FPGA.
Napatech’s F2070XTM IPU is engineered for cloud, enterprise, and telecom data centers that are optimized for hybrid multi-cloud and edge-computing architectures, supporting applications that may be virtualized (virtual machines), cloud-native (containers), bare-metal and microservices-based.
The Napatech F2070X IPU is a 200 Gbps card that includes two ports configurable for 10, 25, and 100 gigabit Ethernet. Multiple versions are available in various SoC, FPGA, and memory configurations, and are supported in standard, high-volume servers from multiple manufacturers.
The F2070X IPU is powered by Napatech’s feature-rich software and high-velocity roadmap that deliver NIC functionality, while offloading and accelerating networking (OVS), Storage (NVMe/TCP), Security (TLS), and other workloads.
Key benefits of IPUs:
Performance: hardware-based, line-rate forwarding with sophisticated packet processing.
Efficiency: offloading of infrastructure processes, reclaiming valuable host CPU resources for applications and services.
Customization: software and hardware programmable, delivering hardware performance at the speed of software innovation.
Security: Hard isolation between tenant applications and services, and operator infrastructure processes.
Sustainability: tenant and service scalability per server, reducing cost, power, and cooling per rack.
Ease of Use: The Intel Xeon® D processor simplifies moving the networking and storage stacks from the host to the IPU.
“Napatech is pleased to have reached this important milepost in our collaboration with Intel,” said Henrik Brill Jensen, CEO of Napatech. “Our joint efforts to bring IPU hardware and software solutions to IT organizations of every size unlock new high-growth markets for our products, and underpin our aim for transformational growth of our business.”
“Our collaboration with Napatech is an indication of our commitment to expanding our leadership in infrastructure processing in data center networks,” said Jim Dworkin, Vice President and General Manager of the Cloud & Enterprise Acceleration Division at Intel. “We are pleased to collaborate with Napatech to combine the high performance of Intel Agilex 7 FPGAs with Napatech’s production-grade hardware and software expertise. Napatech’s upcoming F2070X IPU isa high-performance data center infrastructure server on a PCIe card that can help deliver the scalable and high-performance products, solutions, and services customers require to make their cloud and enterprise data centers moreefficient and cost-effective with high feature velocity.”