Netronome NFP-3240 Network Flow Processors

Netronome rolled out the NFP-3240 network flow processor. The NFP-3240 processor is designed for tight coupling with multicore Intel processors to accelerate network, security and content processing to 40 and 100 Gbps. The NFP-32xx family is available in a range of price and performance options for 10, 40 and 100 Gbps designs. Configuration options span from 16 to 40 cores, operating at 1.0 or 1.4GHz, with optional cryptography support. The NFP-32xx network flow processors are sampling now with general availability in mid-2010. Prices start at $275.

Netronome NFP-3240 Network Flow Processors Highlights

  • Forty 1.4GHz microengine RISC processors
  • Each microengine core supports eight simultaneous computing threads
  • 56 billion instructions per second (BIPS)
  • Line-rate processing for PKI, bulk cryptography and deep packet inspection
  • Hardware accelerators for queues, atomic operations and CAMs
  • Dual DDR3 1333MHz and dual QDR SRAM channels that operate at up to 350MHz
  • Eight lane PCIe 2.0 interface, dual 25 Gbps Interlaken, dual 10GigE and 8×1 GigE MACs, dual 10 Gbps XAUI, and SPI 4.2
  • Enhanced PCIe I/O virtualization support
  • Microengine cores are designed for flow-based network and security processing
  • Industry’s highest BIPS per watt when operating under full load at 30W
  • Microengine cores offer the source-code compatibility with Intel’s IXP28XX network processors

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