Intel Teams with Inspur and Ruijie for FPGA-based IPU Solutions


Intel FPGA IPU C6000X Block Diagram
Intel FPGA IPU C6000X Block Diagram

Intel has been pushing an IPU portfolio. This consists of each designs with its conventional FPGA-based options that we’d typically take into account “unique” in addition to options equivalent to its Mount Evans IPU we’d name extra of a DPU. A couple of months in the past at Intel Structure Day 2021 we discovered about one among these next-generation “unique” options known as “Oak Springs Canyon” or the C6000X and that’s what is being disclosed as we speak together with a partnership with Intel and Ruijie networks.

Intel Oak Springs Canyon

For individuals who are unfamiliar with the Intel Oak Springs Canyon IPU, right here is the slide for it:

Intel Architecture Day 2021 Oak Springs Canyon Copy
Intel Structure Day 2021 Oak Springs Canyon

One can see that there are two 100Gbps ports together with a PCIe Gen4 x16 connector for connectivity. We additionally get an Intel Agilex FPGA to deal with the networking with customized programmable logic together with a Xeon. From what we perceive the Xeon here’s a Xeon D half. The cardboard itself is made by Silicom.

For individuals who are unaware, China is a big marketplace for FPGAs. As China’s largest server vendor, Inspur really has groups devoted to programming customized FGPA logic for its prospects, like Ruijie and others. That may be a bit completely different than we’d usually see Dell or HPE that can normally depend on exterior companies to ship customized logic for patrons.

Ultimate Phrases

Total, this can be a tremendous thrilling card. We can’t wait to see Oak Springs Canyon, hopefully by the point we see Ice Lake-D really launch (though it was talked about on the Ice Lake launch making it complicated.)

For those who want a primer on the variations between these next-generation NICs, right here is our DPU vs SmartNIC and the STH NIC Continuum Framework and video:

Hopefully one among as of late we’ll get to check an Oak Springs Canyon IPU together with a number of the different newer-generation choices.

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