Adaptive Infrastructure Acceleration
AMD offers a complete portfolio of infrastructure acceleration products—including adaptive SmartNICs and network accelerators-- that offload and accelerate infrastructure tasks in modern data centers, freeing up CPU cycles to perform high-value, business critical applications. With familiar FPGA development flows and comprehensive IP and reference designs, Alveo SmartNICs and network accelerators enable customizable datapaths to meet the diverse needs of hyperscalers, cloud service providers, telco operators, and enterprise data centers.
End-to-end hardware acceleration helps deliver infrastructure processing at network line rate
Application-specific datapaths with the ability to adapt to evolving use cases in networking, security, storage, and more
A comprehensive software stack powered by the Vitis™ Networking Design Suite for C/C++, P4, and RTL programming
Cost-effective, turnkey network acceleration for Open vSwitch (OVS), IPsec, firewall, QoS, and more
The Alveo U45N network accelerator features more than 1M LUTs of FPGA fabric and a 16-core discrete Arm processor to implement OVS, IPSEC, and custom networking, security, and storage virtualization functions.
With over 1.3M LUTs of FPGA fabric and HBM2, the Alveo U55C accelerator is ideal for network load balancing, SmartTOR (top-of-rack) switching, and other memory-bound workloads in data center networking
The Vivado™ Design Suite is available for hardware developers and offers a design environment and system design methodology for Alveo SmartNICs and network accelerators, including RTL programming, GUI-based IP integration, and a cohesive verification and implementation environment. A complete opensource NIC design (“OpenNIC”) is also available to simplify FPGA development of inline networking applications—featuring pre-built ethernet and QDMA subsystems, DPDK Linux drivers, and AXI-based connectivity for ease of integration of custom IP.
AMD and its ecosystem partners offer a breadth of networking solutions for customers to choose from. Using these solutions, customers can easily accelerate and deploy their applications.
This white paper showcases emerging use cases of SmartNICs, such as container networking, OVS acceleration, AI/ML, and security. While existing solutions call for performance with flexibility, these emerging cases increase the value of ‘on-demand’ accelerators as a critical element of future SmartNIC solutions. FPGA-based platforms such as AMD Alveo™ adaptive SmartNICs and Versal™ adaptive SoCs offer flexibility of dynamic loading of functions for these workloads, enabling third parties and industry collaborators to develop the next generation of dynamically loadable accelerators. Read to learn more.
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