Convey delivers accelerated hybrid-core solutions to customers who need powerful platforms that reduce time-to-solution, lower operating costs, and shrink data centre footprints. This collaboration provides Convey with a reliable, cost-efficient platform for delivering this solution to data centres.
"As data centres evolve towards implementing platforms that specialize in different application areas, we remain committed to providing solutions that help customers achieve more, improve efficiency and ensure business continuity", stated Robert Hormuth, executive director of platform technology & architecture for the Office of the CTO, Dell. "Our work with Convey allows us to couple reconfigurable coprocessing with our advanced server platform to provide specialization for different workloads to be deployed with a common hardware base."
According to Bruce Toal, CEO of Convey, the combination of Dell's PowerEdge server technology and market leadership in data centre deployments is significant. "Our recently announced Wolverine line of reconfigurable coprocessors provides an easy to implement PCIe form factor. Because Dell servers are engineered for the data centre, this collaboration allows us to deliver our high performance, memcached solution within a reliable, cost-effective envelope."
Convey announced their HC Memcached appliance in October. Memcached is an open source, high-performance, distributed memory caching system used by eighty-five percent of top web sites such as Wikipedia, Flickr, Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook, approximately fifty percent of the top 5,000 sites, numerous public/private Cloud providers, and data centres worldwide.
Today's ever increasing network traffic and rapidly growing datasets are presenting throughput and scalability challenges for the memcached technology. The Wolverine Accelerator solves these problems by accelerating performance-critical portions of the memcached server, dramatically increasing throughput and reducing latency. The combination of Intel Xeon CPUs and Convey's Wolverine accelerator provide seven to ten times the throughput of a traditional memcached implementation while maintaining sub-millisecond response time.