Exablaze Announces ExaNIC X10, First Network Card to Break Microsecond Barrier for TCP/UDP

Feb 11, 2016, 04:00 ET from Exablaze

MELBOURNE, Australia, Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Exablaze, a leading developer and manufacturer of ultra-low-latency network devices, today publicly announced the release of its next generation ExaNIC X10 network card. The ExaNIC X10 boasts an industry-leading half-round-trip latency of 780 nanoseconds. This is the time measured from the wire to a software application and back to the wire, for raw frames.

Users can accelerate their existing network applications with the provided Exasock software to enable sub-microsecond TCP/UDP performance. Exasock allows standard Linux sockets applications to transparently bypass the kernel resulting in dramatic latency reduction without having to even recompile code. Using the industry-standard sockperf benchmark, latency has been benchmarked at 880ns for UDP and 930ns for TCP, which is a significant improvement over competing network cards.

In addition to providing the industry's lowest latency the ExaNIC X10 includes a rich feature set. Nanosecond accurate hardware timestamping allows users to capture the time of all received packets. Multiple ExaNIC X10's can be synchronized using a pulse-per-second input, allowing wide deployments to share a common timebase. 

As with all Exablaze products, the ExaNIC X10 incorporates the latest generation FPGA technology. After deploying the ExaNIC X10 as a network card customers can further reduce latency using the ExaNIC FPGA development kit, allowing wire-to-wire latency as low as 70ns using the Exablaze low latency Ethernet MAC/PCS layer. This development kit is fully integrated with the software driver.

"The ExaNIC X10 is a generation ahead of existing network cards and offers an unprecedented level of flexibility," said Greg Robinson, Chairman of Exablaze. "Customers get the benefit of the industry's lowest latency NIC, whilst deploying hardware that incorporates the latest generation Xilinx UltraScale FPGA technology at a network card price point."

The ExaNIC X10 is available for purchase and evaluation now.

About Exablaze

Melbourne-based Exablaze designs, develops and manufactures the world's lowest latency network devices, the result of innovative engineering insights and processes. The company's ExaNIC and ExaLINK Fusion products, in addition to the associated FPGA development kits have been increasingly employed by latency-sensitive organizations within a variety of industries including finance, high performance computing, cloud, storage, data centers, telecommunications, energy, defense and academia. The ExaNICX10 is the company's latest network card.

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