Dual 100G interface and 24 MILLION flow table entries for Open vSwitch ? And flow setup rates to match.
The cards use three PCI Gen 3 x 8 links to support 4 x 40G or 2 x 100G Ethernet ports. The Netronome processors on them sport 216 cores and accelerators for functions such as cryptography, PCIe single-root I/O virtualization and RDMA over Converged Ethernet. The cards are configured to handle up to 24 million flow table entries, and 128,000 wild-card rules.
This opens up the opportunity for a number of use cases using OpenFlow such as firewalls, protocol inspection engines such as IDS and Proxies.
- Hardware and software combine to produce improved outcomes.
- Software isn’t everything. Some people think that code is all you need while forgetting that hardware companies like intel and Netronome invest vast sums of money making software like Linux possible.
- OpenFlow works just fine in spite of what vendors say. Ask yourself why they don’t want to support it fully ?