Category Archives: SmartNIC

OVS over ASAP²… OMG! AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Processors and Mellanox SmartNICs Deliver Epic 5G Performance

“AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Processors and Mellanox ConnectX Accelerate 5G Wireless Performance”

Over the last five years, compute and storage technology has achieved substantial performance increases, while at the same time being hampered by PCI Express Gen3 bandwidth limitations (PCIe Gen3). AMD is the first X86  processor company to release support for the PCIe fourth generation bus (PCIe Gen4) with the AMD EPYC™ 7002 Series Processor. This […]

The Truth Behind the E-Commerce Deal Silent Killer

We’ve all heard of the big website crashes that cost e-commerce giants millions and even billions in lost sales. Recent outages confirm this: like Macy’s in 2016, the recent Target website crash, and Lowe’s site down on Black Friday. Even e-commerce giant Amazon is not immune from outages, when just one hour of downtime on […]

The End of Moore’s Law and the Return of Cleverness

Giant Interposer Cited as Proof that Moore’s Law Continues

In my previous “Call Me Stupid …” blog, I outlined why I think Moore’s Law is done, effectively ended as the driving force behind an exponential improvement in semiconductors every two years. So if Moore’s Law is slowing down and we can’t count on ever-faster processors every year, what does it mean for technologists and […]

Mellanox Introduces Revolutionary SmartNICs for Making Secure Cloud Possible

New Mellanox SmartNICs and I/O Processing Unit (IPU) solutions provide best-in-class data-center security, performance and efficiency

Mellanox is very excited to introduce ConnectX-6 Dx and BlueField-2 SmartNICs and I/O Processing Unit (IPU) solutions, enabling the next generation of clouds, secure datacenters and storage platforms. ConnectX-6 Dx and BlueField-2, with their cutting-edge hardware acceleration engines powered by best-in-class software programmability, are set to revolutionize the way hyperscale giants, enterprises, and telecom providers […]

How to use IP-based Solutions for Media and Entertainment To Bring Your Business to The Next Level

Mellanox offers a full suite of IP-based solutions for media and entertainment

Live broadcasting, content distribution and post production businesses that use past proprietary solutions of Serial Digital Interfaces (SDI) are faced with several challenges: expensive solutions, the fast pace of transitions and processes of rapid set up and tear down required when switching projects and changing to file-based workflows. All this has left media, broadcast and […]

Tiny Chips Can Hack Big – How Mellanox NICs and SmartNICs Can Help Secure Your Data Center

Introduction Cyberattacks are gaining in complexity and sophistication. Recent attacks such as Throwhammer, Nethammer, NetSpectre, Faxploit, and Malware Guard Extension attest to the increasingly complex methods devised by hackers to take control over remote networks and to spread malware.  Today’s cyber reality surpasses by far the fertile imagination of Hollywood cyber fiction films. Another hacking […]

Best SmartNIC for Building the Smart Cloud: PART II

The Best Smart NIC for the Cloud Enables software-defined, hardware-accelerated networking for high performance with programmable flexibility

  In part one of my blog, I drew a conclusion that smart devices around us are changing our lives in remarkable ways. Yet, the infrastructure to support these smart innovations hasn’t fully evolved in terms of flexibility, performance and efficiency. A software defined world offers flexibility but at the cost of performance and efficiency. […]

Best Smart NICs for Building the Smart Cloud: PART I

The Best SmartNIC for the Cloud Enables software-defined, hardware-accelerated networking for a high performance SmartNIC with programmable flexibility

The Smart Cloud is here and it needs the Best Smart NICs Amazon recently announced that Alexa, the smart personal voice assistant is coming out of a small desktop gadget (pick your flavor: echo dot, spot, hub, show, etc.) and getting into the very fabric of our life. Anything and everything is getting an Alexa boost […]

Achieving a Cloud Scale Architecture with SmartNICs

In the first blog of this series, I argued that it is function and not form that define a SmartNIC (or smart NIC). I also introduce another category of data center NICs called an intelligent NIC (iNIC) which include both hardware transport and a programmable data path for virtual switch acceleration. These capabilities are necessary […]

What Is a SmartNIC?

Everyone is talking about SmartNICs but without ever answering one simple question: what is a “SmartNIC” and what do they do? Now a NIC of course stands for a “Network Interface Card”; practically speaking a NIC is a PCIe card that plugs into server or storage box to enable connectivity to an Ethernet network. A […]