Solarflare Demonstrates New Storage Fabric That Stays True to Ethernet: NVMe™ over TCP

Great performance but with standard Ethernet TCP we all know and love

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 8, 2017 — FLASH MEMORY SUMMIT-- Solarflare, a pioneer in the development of neural-class networks, today demonstrated the world’s first NVMe over fabric based on TCP, along with Samsung Semiconductor Inc. and Supermicro. TCP promises to open the market for NVMe over fabrics by leveraging the native Ethernet transport, without requiring the deployment of network protocols such as data center bridging (DCB), iWARP or RoCE. NVMe over TCP uses Ethernet to provide IT organizations with the same high bandwidth, low latency performance as iWARP and RoCE, but over a familiar transport deployed in 90% of the 100 million Ethernet ports shipped into their data centers each year. View the demo in Solarflare booth #638 at Flash Memory Summit. Solarflare XtremeScale NICs with NVMe over TCP support will be commercially available on September 30, 2017.

“NVMe over fabrics are the tip of the iceberg for low latency networking using standard TCP,” said Ahmet Houssein, vice president of marketing at Solarflare. The largest IT organizations in the world are looking for solutions that are true to core Ethernet standards like TCP for their massive scale-out environments.”

“NVMe over TCP is expected to play an important role in accelerating the adoption of NVMe over fabrics in distributed data center environments,” said Bob Napaa, senior director, product and strategic planning, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. ”Samsung 3D V-NAND NVMe SSDs provide the most advanced solutions to meet the performance requirements of NVMe-over-fabrics.”

According to Michael McNerney, Vice President Software Solutions and Infrastructure at Supermicro, “We are network agnostic when it comes to providing servers for NVMe over fabrics. We welcome NVMe over TCP and its potential to accelerate the adoption of NVMe servers because it leverages existing infrastructure and protocols.”

Solarflare NICs Connect Servers to NVMe over TCP Fabrics

Solarflare XtremeScale™ NICs support Universal Kernel Bypass (UKB), a suite of kernel bypass applications for accelerating application performance. Onload is the UKB application proven in the electronic trading industry. DPDK and NVMe are the two newest UKB apps available for accelerating NFV and storage server traffic.

Samsung SSDs

Applications today need the right storage to process large amounts of data efficiently. Samsung enterprise and data center SSDs have led the industry in meeting the 24/7 demands of high performance and software-defined storage solutions. Together with NVMe over Fabrics technology like NVMe over TCP, Samsung’s comprehensive SSD portfolio including its PM1725a will play an even more important role in enabling data centers to meet increasing l performance requirements, while overcoming efficiency bottlenecks.

Supermicro All Flash NVMe Server Solutions

The new generation X11 NVMe systems take this exceptional technology to the next level, offering even higher performance and first-to-market technologies. Supermicro NVMe SuperServers offer up to: 3TB ECC 3DS LRDIMM or RDIMM DDR4-2666MHz memory in 24 DIMMs, 7 PCI-E slots SAS 3.0/SATA 3.0/NVMe hot-swap HDD/SSD support, 10GBase-T/10G SFP+, and support the latest generation Intel® Xeon® Processor Scalable Family CPUs for up to 205W TDP.

About Solarflare

Solarflare is pioneering server connectivity for neural-class networks. From silicon to firmware to software, Solarflare provides a comprehensive, integrated set of technologies for distributed, ultra-scale, software-defined datacenters.

The Solarflare XtremeScale Architecture is a design framework which includes a comprehensive suite of features for ultra-scale environments: High-bandwidth, ultra-low-latency, ultra-scale connectivity, software defined, secure with hardware firewalls, and instrumented for line-speed telemetry.

Solarflare solutions have earned a sterling reputation in financial services and are used by virtually every major global exchange, commercial bank and hedge fund. This exacting, regulated performance uniquely qualifies our solutions for use in ultra-scale applications in IoT, big data and artificial intelligence where low latency, robust security and insightful telemetrics are critical.

Solarflare solutions are available from leading distributors and value-added resellers, as well as from major global manufacturers. Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California, and operates R&D facilities in Cambridge, UK and New Delhi, India.

Related Links

Supermicro All Flash NVMe Servers

Samsung Enterprise SSD

Solarflare Communications

G2M NVMe Market Sizing Report

Types of NVMe Fabrics Infographic (PDF)

Full-Service NVMe over TCP Fabric Infographic (PDF)

Solarflare, Samsung, Supermicro Demo Infographic (PDF)

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