SOURCE: Advantech


September 02, 2014 12:00 ET

Advantech Adds Crypto and Compression Offload to New PCIe Industrial Network Adapter Line-Up

Low Profile Adapter Boosts Performance With Acceleration Using Dual Intel® Communications Chipset 8950

TAIPEI, TAIWAN--(Marketwired - September 02, 2014) - Advantech (TWSE: 2395) today announced a new addition to its recently launched PCIe Industrial Network Adapter line with the PCIE-3215, an encryption and compression acceleration engine based on the Intel® Communications Chipset 8950 formerly codenamed "Coleto Creek".

The PCIE-3215 Intel® QuickAssist accelerator is a half-height, half-length PCIe card with two Intel® Communications Chipset 8950 Series chips on board designed to boost encryption and compression workload efficiency for the white-box and OEM server market as well as address the growing demand from system integrators and network security vendors for more cost-effective offload and acceleration solutions. The PCIE-3214 will allow solution providers to better protect users along with their data and provide for greater traffic throughput using Intel®-based hardware acceleration supported by Intel® QuickAssist technology.

The two onboard accelerator devices are complemented by a PCIExpress gen.3 switch to fully utilize the bandwidth offered by the latest Intel® Xeon® E5 processor family. The adapter delivers acceleration for common security and crypto offloads such as AES, 3DES, Kasumi and SNOW, and can supplement the CPU throughput for the termination of standard security protocols such as IPSEC and SSL, freeing up valuable cores and CPU cycles for application processing.

With 50Gbps bulk crypto throughput and 165k RSA decrypt ops per accelerator device, the PCIE-3215 with more than 300k RSA decrypt ops offers best-in-class performance per watt at an outstanding price-performance ratio. Complemented with 20Gbps compression offload (LZS, Deflate) and even higher decompression offload per accelerator device, the PCIE-3215 can be of great benefit in storage applications. The support for simultaneous crypto and compression offloading makes the PCIE-3215 an ideal choice for demanding applications such as WAN optimization and application acceleration, secure storage and secure web servers.

Fully supported by Intel® QuickAssist Libraries and the Intel® Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), customers can use application software without modifications across Intel® platforms with and without Intel® QuickAssist hardware acceleration minimizing time to market, total cost of ownership and resource investment.

Through Advantech's Customized COTS (C2OTS) framework and services, the PCIE-3215 can be easily tailored to meet customer requirements, both in terms of standard PCIe form factor cards with different accelerator configurations or integration with Ethernet controller silicon on standard and proprietary form factor cards.

The PCIE-3215 is available for sampling now and will be showcased along with other new products at the Intel® Developers Forum, September 9-11 in San Francisco, CA, USA.

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