Network adapters Mellanox Innova-2 FPGA, is designed for cloud computing center and supercomputers comply with the specifications of PCIe Gen4
The company Mellanox Technologies, specializing in solutions for high-speed connections between servers and storage systems, has introduced a family of intelligent network adapters Innova-2. The basis of Innova-2 is Xilinx UltraScale FPGA and network adapter ConnectX-5 enabled when connected via InfiniBand and Ethernet speeds up to 100 Gbit/s. According to the manufacturer, Mellanox adapters Innova-2 is designed for a wide range of applications, including security, cloud, big data, deep learning, network function virtualization (NFV) and supercomputing.
Adapters Innova-2 available in a variety of configurations, both open for programming for a specific task, and is pre-programmed for typical task of providing security through IPsec encryption, TLS/SSL, etc. According to the manufacturer, on the security task Innova-2 six times outperforms alternative solutions, providing a tenfold reduction in total cost of ownership. Acceleration of other applications, including cloud computing and deep learning, is provided by the load transfer from CPU to FPGA and hardware acceleration blocks of ConnectX.
Adapters Innova-2 made in the form of expansion cards half-height, half-length that meet the requirements of PCIe Gen4 and OpenCAPI (Coherent Accelerator Processor Interface).