Napatech Link Programmable SmartNICs Provide Massive Parallel Processing Capacity for Compute-Intensive Applications

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Napatech™ (OSLO: NAPA.OL), the leading provider of reconfigurable computing platforms, announced today the immediate availability of Link™ Programmable SmartNICs for compute-intensive workloads. Built upon Napatech’s industry-proven hardware platform, the Link Programmable family of cards enables OEMs and end users to develop and deploy their own custom FPGA computation solutions based on industry-standard tools.

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Link Programmable SmartNICs are ideally suited for computationally intense and time-critical workloads, such as computer vision, video encoding, high-frequency trading, cryptocurrency mining, satellite image processing, data mining, audio/video DSP, encryption/decryption, compression/decompression, and high-speed network data plane acceleration. The platform has superior design in performance per watt and cooling technologies. Using FPGAs for CPU inline and look-aside acceleration can enable up to 90x higher performance than general-purpose CPUs on key workloads and over 4x higher inference throughput than GPU-based solutions.

The Link Programmable SmartNICs offer multiple benefits to users:

  • Fully programmable with immense flexibility: Provides increased performance, taking advantage of hardware parallelism with substantial cost savings over custom silicon.
  • PCI-SIG certified and linkable: With focus on power, thermal and quality, 8+ SmartNICs can fit a standard COTS server, offering terabits/second, linked via onboard interconnects and/or via PCIe for massive parallel processing capacity.
  • A flexible, configurable platform based on industry standard tools: Built around Xilinx UltraScale+ XCVU5P, the flagship platform is fully supported by the Xilinx Vivado Design Suite for rapid prototyping…

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