ConnectX-3 Pro, a new addition to the ConnectX-3 family, is showing significant CPU overhead reduction and performance improvement while running NVGRE, dramatically improving ROI for cloud providers by reducing the application running cost.
We conducted initial tests to measure the performance improvements and the CPU overhead reduction while utilizing the ConnectX-3 Pro NVGRE hardware offload engines.
Results show 2x performance improvement and 40% CPU overhead reduction!
ConnectX-3 Pro supports VXLAN hardware offload engines on top of the NVGRE one and is the first adapter in the market that supports hardware offload engines for overlay networks, i.e., NVGRE and VXLAN.
|Author: Gadi Singer – Product Manager, Adapter Drivers. Gadi manages the Adapters Product Line at Mellanox Technologies. He served as Marketing Product Manager for the HCA Software division at Mellanox Technologies from 2012 to 2013. Prior to joining Mellanox, Gadi worked at Anobit and PMC-Sierra as a Product Line Manager. Mr. Singer holds a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Ben-Gurion University in Israel.|