SNIA defines several components collectively called “computational storage.” For a typical 254-U2 deployment, the acceleration tasks are called CSS (computational storage services).
For example, the 254-U2’s Xilinx FPGA can perform compression much faster than a CPU—even surpassing the transfer rate of the storage system for transparent compression.
CSPs (like the 254-U2) work alongside FLASH, providing accelerated computational storage services (CSS) by performing compute, such as compression or encryption. This lets users build out storage using standard SSDs instead of being locked into a single vendor’s FLASH storage.
What features make the 254-U2 a powerful CSP?
Built with the latest PCIe Gen4 interface, the 254-U2 can transfer up to twice the bandwidth of Gen3 devices.
NoLoad provides FPGA IP and host components. For the FPGA IP, you can see in the diagram the main components. More details are below:
As a complete solution, NoLoad provides host software with a choice of implementation:
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