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Primeur weekly 2016-12-12

Crowd computing

New TN-Grid platform is hosting gene@home ...

Quantum computing

Further improvement of qubit lifetime for quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

Cray works with Microsoft and CSCS to reach new performance milestone for deep learning at scale ...

PHENOMEN project to lay the foundations for a new age of information processing ...

Research into the theoretical bases of future wireless communications ...

Mont-Blanc project Event ARM: On the road to HPC ...

Middleware

Allinea webinar targets I/O optimization ...

Hardware

Mellanox's EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand accelerates the largest National Institute of Health supercomputer ...

Mellanox announces record breaking performance enabling stateful packet processing at 400Gb/s with the NPS-400 network processor ...

Atos achieves SAP HANA certification for its bullion server operating up to 16TB of data ...

NVIDIA delivers AI supercomputer to Berkeley ...

New tender for the SURFnet8 service layer published ...

High performance graphene photodetectors set speed record ...

Applications

Scientists take 'blue-action' to help society cope with the impacts of Arctic climate changes ...

Eight new eScience projects to start in 2017 ...

University of Wyoming Faculty supercomputer use deadline is December 23, 2016 ...

Collaborating on Big Data to unravel disease processes ...

Weather the storm: Improving Great Lakes modelling ...

What to do with the data? ...

Big Data approach to water quality applied at shale drilling sites ...

The Cloud

Amazon Web Services Cloud now available to customers from data centres in Canada ...

Mellanox announces record breaking performance enabling stateful packet processing at 400Gb/s with the NPS-400 network processor

6 Dec 2016 Sunnyvale, Yokneam - Mellanox Technologies Ltd., a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, has made available Deep Packet Inspection and Stateful Packet Processing software libraries showing unprecedented performance on Mellanox's newest NPS-400 Network Processor. These software libraries, coupled with the hardware acceleration capabilities of the NPS-400, enable Deep Packet Inspection processing for application recognition at record breaking processing rates of up to 400Gb/s, in conjunction with handling of 100 million flows with an average packet size of 400 bytes. These processing capabilities enable Mellanox customers to build world-leading Intrusion Detection Systems and Intrusion Prevention Systems and to accelerate processing capabilities for switch routers.

The Stateful Packet Processing and the Deep Packet Inspection libraries enable developers to delve deeper into the network packets for better understanding of the network flows. This brings to IT managers the ability to enhance security and prevent malicious access to their data centres.

It also allows cost-effective load balancing, network monitoring or any other appliances based on network flow recognition.

"The NPS-400 Network Processor enables data centres managers to leverage the performance breakthrough in network processing to build the most cost effective and enhanced network flow recognition appliances", stated Dror Goldenberg, vice president of software architecture at Mellanox Technologies. "In particular, security has become a critical factor in today's data centre, and with NPS-400 IT managers can dramatically enhance their intrusion detection and prevention capabilities for example. We are working with multiple partners to deliver those solutions to the market."

"Qosmos is very excited to collaborate with Mellanox providing a record breaking performance of Stateful Packet Processing and Deep Packet Inspection at 400Gb/s on the Mellanox NPS-400 solution", stated Thibaut Bechetoille, CEO of Qosmos. "Deep Packet Inspection drives L7 applications intelligence in the network and we expect further deployment of L7 services at more and more places in the network."

"Mellanox's flow processing and Deep Packet Inspection benchmarks show the NPS-400 delivers on its promise of unprecedented Layer 4–7 performance", stated Bob Wheeler, principal analyst at The Linley Group. "The highly programmable NPS-400 enables a new breed of white-box appliance suitable for the most demanding SDN and NFV applications."

These software libraries are available as part of the NPS-400 software development kit and can be obtained in source code format as part of standard licensing and support agreements. In addition, these libraries are compatible with the SDK released through opennpu.org in open source.

NPS is a Mellanox family of high-end network processors capable of very sophisticated packet processing functions and is programmable in C in the Linux environment. The NPS is capable of performing L2-7 packet processing and is well-tuned for router-type functions as well as more sophisticated functions like Deep packet processing for IPS/IDS or application recognition, firewalling or DDOS functions.

Source: Mellanox

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2016-12-12

Crowd computing

New TN-Grid platform is hosting gene@home ...

Quantum computing

Further improvement of qubit lifetime for quantum computers ...

Focus on Europe

Cray works with Microsoft and CSCS to reach new performance milestone for deep learning at scale ...

PHENOMEN project to lay the foundations for a new age of information processing ...

Research into the theoretical bases of future wireless communications ...

Mont-Blanc project Event ARM: On the road to HPC ...

Middleware

Allinea webinar targets I/O optimization ...

Hardware

Mellanox's EDR 100Gb/s InfiniBand accelerates the largest National Institute of Health supercomputer ...

Mellanox announces record breaking performance enabling stateful packet processing at 400Gb/s with the NPS-400 network processor ...

Atos achieves SAP HANA certification for its bullion server operating up to 16TB of data ...

NVIDIA delivers AI supercomputer to Berkeley ...

New tender for the SURFnet8 service layer published ...

High performance graphene photodetectors set speed record ...

Applications

Scientists take 'blue-action' to help society cope with the impacts of Arctic climate changes ...

Eight new eScience projects to start in 2017 ...

University of Wyoming Faculty supercomputer use deadline is December 23, 2016 ...

Collaborating on Big Data to unravel disease processes ...

Weather the storm: Improving Great Lakes modelling ...

What to do with the data? ...

Big Data approach to water quality applied at shale drilling sites ...

The Cloud

Amazon Web Services Cloud now available to customers from data centres in Canada ...