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Network Acceleration

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Packets at 1-400G

When are FPGAs right for network acceleration?

Many important networking functions now depend upon FPGA-based hardware acceleration. In general, such functions fall into one of four categories:

Functions evolving too quickly for ASIC solutions

Most often in security: Anti-DDoS for example. Also high-frequency trading (HFT/Fintech) where competitive algos change regularly.

Too specialized to justify ASIC implementation

This is seen in real-time packet capture and filtering for Lawful Intercept (LI) and functional testing of high line-rate equipment in excess of 100Gbps.

Functions too new to harden into ASIC

ASICs are expensive to justify for modest-volume applications. Early-to-market speeds like 56G PAM4 enabling 400G are first available on FPGAs.

Quickly emerging proprietary functionality that previously ran on CPUs

CPUs struggle handling network tasks like DPI above 10 GbE, creating a need for offload at 40+ GbE rates. Adopting an FPGA-based solution is challenging—which is why we proved reference designs and services to help.

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NFV

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Security

Fintech

BittWare’s Suite of Network Acceleration Tools

Building a SmartNIC application in an FPGA?
Save time by starting with one of our reference designs and build on BittWare hardware:

Got a Question?

Discuss your network acceleration needs with our technical staff.