PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY
PCIe Network Board Based on Intel Platform for Communications Infrastructure
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A new network acceleration board is an instantiation of the Intel platform for communications infrastructure, formerly codenamed “Crystal Forest.” The WIN SoNIC module from Win Enterprises supports the 32nm Intel Xeon processor E3-1125 or Intel Core processor i3-2115 with 2 or 4 cores. It also incorporates the Intel Communications Chipset 89xx series with Intel QuickAssist technology. It features a dual 10 GbE optical LAN with modular expansion to 100 GbE
The WIN SoNIC (System-on-NIC) uses software from Wind River and other Intel Intelligent Systems Alliance members to consolidate network workloads through integrated data preprocessing, deep packet inspection, crypto acceleration and dual 10 GbE optical LAN capabilities, which will be expandable to 100 GbE. WIN SoNIC is a standard half-length PCIe card that connects to network servers through a PCIe slot to enable significant performance improvements in broadband networking.
The Intel Communications Chipset 89xx series supports the preprocessor. This versatile chipset integrates Intel QuickAssist Technology to accelerate cryptographic, data compression and pattern matching services. WIN SoNIC augments the platform specification by providing the Intel 82599ES 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller with dual 10GbE optical LAN ports. WIN SoNIC provides the OEM with a range of SFP-based I/O options for SFP+ optical port connectivity through PCIe x8 and LAN expansion modules to 100GbE.
The Intel Data Plane Development Kit helps speed the OEM’s time-to-market by enabling the rapid development of mid-ware or layered software for server platforms based on the Intel platform for communications infrastructure. It is also used to port applications such as deep-packet inspection to Intel architecture-based platforms like WIN SoNIC.
Wind River offers the WindRiver Linux developed with the Intel DPDK. This software is highly optimized for multicore environments to deliver maximum data throughput and packet processing intelligence. WIN SoNIC can be used with the Wind River Linux, plus software developed by 6WIND, Radisys and Tieto Corporation, specifically for the Intel platform.
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