Collaboration to Demonstrate Integration of Cavium Compute, Networking and I/O for JBOF/FBOF Solutions

Cavium and Microsemi are collaborating at OCP to demonstrate the industry’s first reference architecture… for accelerating and scaling out NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF™) on ARM64 Servers.

OCP Summit 2018

Architecture will be demonstrated live in Booth #A37.

March 20-21, 2018

Cavium, Microsemi, and Marvell® are demonstrating concurrent 100Gbps NVMe-oF RoCE and iWARP connectivity from FastLinQ 100GbE OCP NICs to a Celestica Nebula JBOF (with Marvell’s PCIe SSD Controller) and Facebook Lightning JBOF driven by Cavium’s ThunderX and ThunderX2 compute platforms. The demonstration showcases how storage IHVs can leverage PCIe P2P and SPDK technology to completely offload the server CPU from the data path and reduce latency by user space NVMe command handling.

“We are excited to collaborate with Cavium as part of Microsemi’s Accelerate Ecosystem. Microsemi’s leadership in NVMe connectivity and peer-to-peer technology reduces time to market and time to revenue for our joint customers in creating NVMe-oF solutions,” said Andrew Dieckmann vice president of marketing for Microsemi. “The scale-out capabilities of Microsemi’s Switchtec PCIe switches and P2P data plane offload combined with Cavium’s unique concurrent RoCE and iWARP NICs provides compelling flexibility, scale and performance for enterprise data center and cloud applications.”

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