The NVMe-Over-Fabrics (NVM-oF) reference platform is implemented on the Fidus Sidewinder card (http://sidewinder.fidus.com/) which supports up to 4 NVMe SSDs, and has a Xilinx ZU19EG Ultrascale+ MPSoC device. The reference platform is delivered with the required software drivers.
The Xilinx ZU19EG device offloads both the NVMe-oF and the ROCEv2 RDMA protocols, thus eliminating the need for both the external CPU and the external NIC. This highly integrated platform reduces the cost and the power required to architect a storage array controller.
Applications for this reference design include all-flash-array systems, scale-out storage arrays and Ethernet-Just-a-Bunch-of-Flash (EJBOD) systems.
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