FPGA-Based SmartNICs and Infrastructure Processing Units
Supports 400Gbps Line Rate for 5G Wireless, 5G Packet Core, Broadband Network Gateways, Network Firewalls, Anti-DDoS and Data Center RoutingSan Jose, Calif., Dec. 9, 2021 – MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOSY) is focused on Accelerating Data Intelligence and provides both semiconductor and IP solutions to enable fast, intelligent data access for Cloud, networking, security, communications and 5G systems. Today, MoSys announced that it has partnered with Silicom Connectivity Solutions to optimize MoSys’s Stellar Packet Classification IP for Silicom’s latest generation of Intel FPGA-based SmartNICs and Infrastructure Processing Units (IPUs). The combination of MoSys IP and Silicom’s SmartNICs and IPUs (also sometimes referred to as Data Processing Units – DPUs) can increase the performance of servers and switches that are deployed in virtualized Cloud datacenters, 5G Wireless networks, especially 5G User Plane Function (UPF), Broadband Network Gateways, Network Firewalls, Anti-DDoS and Data Center Routing solutions.
Silicom FPGA IPUs and SmartNICs are an ideal platform for the MoSys Stellar Packet Classification IP, which is optimized for High Flexibility/High Complexity Security (ACL) and Routing (LPM). The onboard Intel Stratix 10 FPGA of the Silicom SmartNIC N5010 hosts the MoSys hardware-accelerated algorithmic TCAM-like solution to help ensure that 100 to 400Gbps networks can keep up with 100s of millions of decisions per second that they have to process, even with databases of up to a million complex 10 tuple, 480 bit ACL security rules or 4 million LPM IPV4 and IPV6 routing rules.
“We are pleased to partner with Silicom to support their latest Intel-based FPGA IPU/SmartNIC solutions with our accelerated MoSys Stellar Packet Classification IP to improve the wireless and broadband customer experience,” said Daniel Lewis, MoSys CEO. “When paired with the latest Intel® Stratix® 10 FPGAs, MoSys IP can provide significant acceleration for key network security and routing functions.”
“MoSys Stellar Packet Classification IP offers advanced capabilities that will help our IPU/SmartNIC customers accelerate a whole range of innovative datacenter, 5G and broadband networks and access edge solutions,” said Oren Benisty, Silicom’s EVP Strategic Sales. “We are pleased to be using MoSys IP, which has been optimized for our Intel FPGA Programmable Ethernet Cards.”
MoSys’s Stellar Packet Classification IP targets:
· Routing – supports Longest Prefix Match (LPM) Ipv4/Ipv6 routing, including support for P4 and virtual routes for Cloud Data Centers, 5G User Plane Functions (UPF), P4 based systems, Network Classification, Carrier-Grade NAT, Broadband Network Gateways (BNG), NFVi, Flow Steering, L3 Forwarding and Filtering, vRouter, Open vSwitch Offload, and Cloud Gateways.
· Security, Load Balancing and Traffic Analysis – supports very complex, 10+ tuple Access Control List (ACL) type lookups for Network Firewalls, Allow/Deny Lists, P4-based systems, Network Detection and Response (NDR), Anomaly Detection, Lawful Intercept, Anti-DDoS, L4 Load Balancing, Application Delivery Controllers (ADC), Application and Network Analysis, Network Telemetry, Test and Measurement, Network Packet Brokers, and other markets and use cases.
The Silicom FPGA SmartNIC N5010 series features a high-performance Intel Stratix 10 DX2100 FPGA with 8GB of HBM2, as well as DDR4 memories and quad QSFP28. MoSys IP utilizes the high performance HBM2 memory to support millions of ACL and LPM rules.
The Silicom FPGA IPU NIC C5010X series features dual SFP28 and a high-performance Intel Stratix 10 DX1100 FPGA and on-board Xeon D CPU. This unique combination of FPGA and Xeon on one PCIe card enables general purpose processing in addition to MoSys IP running on the FPGA. The presence of the CPU allows elaborate onboard control path processing in conjunction with in-depth search and lookup functions in the FPGA.
- Stellar Packet Classification Platform Family
- Network Firewall (ACL) Use Case
- Data Center Routing (LPM) Use Case
- 5G Routing (LPM) Use Case
- Anti-DDoS (ACL) Use Case
· Silicom – FPGA Intel Stratix Based
· Silicom FPGA SmartNIC N5010 series Intel® based
· Silicom C5010X, based on Intel IPU C5000X-PL series
· Intel Open FPGA Stack
· Intel Stratix 10 FPGAs
About MoSys, Inc.
MoSys, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOSY) is focused on Accelerating Data Intelligence and provides both semiconductor and IP solutions that enable fast, intelligent data access and decision making for a wide range of markets including cloud networking, security, 5G networks, SmartNIC, test and measurement, and video systems. MoSys’s Quazar family of high-speed memories and the Blazar family of Accelerator Engines are memory integrated circuits with unmatched intelligence, performance and capacity that eliminate data access bottlenecks to deliver speed and intelligence in systems, including those scaling from 100G to multi-terabits per second. MoSys’s Stellar family of Virtual Accelerator Engines includes its Packet Classification Platforms for LPM and ACL-based applications embedded in Achronix, Intel and Xilinx FPGAs. This IP accelerates applications and is portable across a wide range of hardware configurations with or without MoSys silicon chips. More information is available at: MoSys.
About Silicom Ltd.
Silicom Ltd. (NASDAQ:SILC) is an industry-leading provider of high-performance networking and data infrastructure solutions. Designed primarily to improve performance and efficiency in Cloud and Data Center environments, Silicom’s solutions increase throughput, decrease latency and boost the performance of servers and networking appliances, the infrastructure backbone that enables advanced Cloud architectures and leading technologies like NFV, SD-WAN and Cyber Security. The company’s innovative solutions for high-density networking, high-speed fabric switching, offloading and acceleration, which utilize a range of cutting-edge silicon technologies as well as FPGA-based solutions, are ideal for scaling-up and scaling-out cloud infrastructures.
Silicom products are used by major Cloud players, service providers, Telco’s and OEMs as components of their infrastructure offerings, including both add-on adapters in the data center and stand-alone virtualized/universal CPE devices at the edge.
Silicom’s long-term, trusted relationships with more than 150 customers throughout the world, its more than 400 active design wins and more than 300 product SKUs have made Silicom a “go-to” connectivity/performance partner of choice for technology leaders around the globe.
This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" about MoSys, including, without limitation, the performance and advantages of its Stellar Packet Classification IP solutions and Silicom’s expected utilization of MoSys’ products and IP. Forward-looking statements are based on certain assumptions and expectations of future events that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results and trends may differ materially from historical results or those projected in any such forward-looking statements depending on a variety of factors. These factors include, but are not limited to, the availability and performance of the Stellar Packet Classification IP solutions, Silicom’s utilization of our IP, ability to support and interoperate our IP with third-party hardware products, to which we may be or may become a party from time to time, vigor and growth of markets served by our customers and our operations, and other risks identified in MoSys' most recent report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as other reports that MoSys files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. MoSys undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason, except as required by law, even as new information becomes available or other events occur in the future.
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