By offloading network intensive workloads (SDN/NFV) from host CPU to FPGA-based SmartNICs, users can significantly boost server performance, reduce system-level total cost of ownership and enable rapid feature innovation. Customers leveraging a Virtex UltraScale+ VU23P FPGA can enable up to 2x100G applications, depending on workloads. The small package options create the flexibility to build diverse solutions in 1U and 2U server platforms, with additional DDR and control plane processors when necessary. Overall, Virtex UltraScale+ VU23P FPGA-based SmartNICs enable highly programmable and performant solutions that provide outstanding agility and scalability for the data center.
For next-generation storage systems, FPGAs are ideal for delivering improved performance in systems with RDMA and NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) offloads, either integrated as SSD controllers or in hyperconverged infrastructure to handle complex storage processing tasks. The Virtex UltraScale+ VU23P FPGA enables increased acceleration of a variety of types of storage workloads including data compression, decompression, deduplication, and sequencer functionality while improving overall storage utilization and minimizing the burden on the CPU. With package options as small as 35x35mm and PCIe Gen4 compatibility, the Virtex UltraScale+ VU23P FPGA offers unparalleled performance per SQMM, creating flexibility in deployments and reducing total cost of ownership of storage systems.
Converged access fronthaul gateways allow all services to be carried across a single interface without compromising performance. The Virtex UltraScale+ VU23P FPGA enables different device personalities to be selected for each deployment within the network infrastructure, creating the flexibility to support a variety of standards including fronthaul over Ethernet, fronthaul over OTN, and fronthaul over PON. Furthermore, the integrated PCIe Gen4 IP provides a path to virtualize baseband processing for existing radios, enabling virtual broadband base units (vBBUs) and LO PHY processing in the transport box.
1: Highest ratio of LUT to DSP slices in the Virtex UltraScale+ Portfolio, excluding the Virtex UltraScale+ VU19P FPGA