Intel announced a collaboration with Inspur, Ruijie Networks and Silicom to design and develop new FPGA-based infrastructure processing unit (IPU) solutions.
“Our work with the ecosystem and leading cloud and communication services providers is enabling developers to realize the next chapter in data center architectures through ecosystem-enabled and tightly coupled CPU and IPU platforms,” Patrick Dorsey, Intel vice president in the Programmable Solutions Group.
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At Intel Innovation 2021, Intel shared its vision of programmable networks based upon open standards where the IPU is key to deliver new capabilities to the network, including telemetry, congestion control and traffic steering.
Inspur, Ruijie Networks and Silicom will design and develop IPU solutions based on field programmable gate array (FPGA) technology.
Inspur, China’s leading cloud computing and big data service provider, will build and design new IPU offerings using Oak Springs Canyon, Intel’s FPGA-based IPU platform, which provides a differentiated 2×100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) solution.
Ruijie Networks, headquartered in China, is dedicated to the digitization of all industries. Working with Intel, Ruijie Networks plans to use Oak Springs Canyon to extend Intel’s FPGA-based IPU portfolio with 100 GbE and 200 GbE options.
Silicom, a provider of networking and data infrastructure solutions, will create an IPU based on the Oak Springs Canyon platform in partnership with Intel. Silicom realized the platform can offer customers a 2×100 GbE solution with the ability to customize, while still delivering the outstanding performance, programmability and portfolio of technology that only Intel can provide.