Intel® Silicon Photonics technology and Tabula 100G solutions combine to create a flexible high-performance packet processing solution
SANTA CLARA, Calif., September 10, 2014 – Tabula Inc., announced today that they are working with Intel Corporation to build a new multi-100 GigE line-rate packet processing platform to deliver a flexible, high-performance solution for next-generation data centers.
The new solution will feature Intel’s silicon photonics technology and Tabula’s ABAX2P1 programmable devices and combines long-reach and high-density with the ability to support multiple 100 Gbps flows on a single programmable device. Demonstrations of the joint solution are to take place in Tabula’s booth at the 2014 Intel Developers Forum, located within the Silicon Photonics community. The event takes place at the San Francisco Moscone Center on September 9-11th.
Tabula’s multi-100G line-rate packet processing platform will demonstrate a configurable low-latency 4-port 100G L2-L4 switch designed for next-generation routers and data centers. The platform includes two ABAX2P1 programmable devices and offers a flexible combination of 10G, 40G and 100G interfaces in a low-latency, energy-efficient 1U form factor. The platform scales from 112 ports × 10G to 8 ports × 100G and is compatible with both standard 19" rack and Open Rack specifications. Using Intel® Silicon Photonics technology, it can transmit multiple high-bandwidth data streams.
The platform can be used to develop custom functions such as an embedded switches, TCAM lookup engines or regular expression (RegEx) accelerators operating at 100G line rate. These functions will enable new capabilities for next-generation, purpose-built, top-of-rack (ToR) or leaf switches, aggregation or spine switches, or embedded switches.
“Intel is pleased that Tabula has selected Intel Silicon Photonics technology for their 100G packet-processing platform,” said Mario Paniccia, Intel fellow and General manager of the Intel Silicon Photonics Solutions Group. “With Tabula’s platform and Intel Silicon Photonics, customers will be able to transmit data at speeds up to 100 Gbps and lengths of up to 300 meters that will support the fast-evolving needs of the new data centers.”
"Tabula and Intel share the view that driving 100 Gbps connectivity into the data center has the potential to transform their capabilities and enable new applications in cloud computing, big data analytics, and other areas. Two key components were missing so far: a high-performance, flexible silicon solution delivering enough throughput on-chip, and a long-reach, high-density connectivity solution,” said Dennis Segers, CEO of Tabula. “Our collaboration with Intel has enabled a solution to both problems, in what is an industry first.”
The multi-100 GigE line-rate packet processing platform will be available in Q4, 2014.
Tabula is the industry’s most innovative programmable logic solutions provider, delivering breakthrough capabilities for today’s most challenging systems applications. The company's ABAX2 family of general-purpose 3D programmable logic devices (3PLDs) based on Tabula’s patented Spacetime architecture and supported by its Stylus compiler, sets a new benchmark for the capability of programmable devices at volume price points, enabling re-programmability not only in FPGA applications, but also in those historically served only by ASICs or ASSPs. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Tabula has over 130 employees, and has assembled a leadership team consisting of industry veterans and successful entrepreneurs. Tabula is backed by top-tier investors with a long-term view toward enduring market leadership. For more information, please visit the Tabula website at www.tabula.com
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