LSI expands Axxia MPU offering
The device offloads complex networking tasks from servers and networking equipment, improving performance and reducing power consumption.
The AXE2502 is made to deliver:
- deterministic, predictable network performance for data centers by offloading complex networking tasks
- full offload architecture to deal with increasing control traffic in both traditional and software-defined networks; and
- higher-performing cloud data centers by efficiently managing traffic in highly virtualized environments
- software compatibility with the entire Axxia family of communication processors, allowing software reuse and reducing development costs.
The AXE2502 processor is designed to speed up networking in enterprise and cloud data centers.
"Today's enterprise and cloud data centers are dealing with both massive data growth and the impact of virtualization, creating network bottlenecks," said Noy Kucuk, vice president of marketing, networking components division, LSI. "The Axxia communication processor delivers intelligent acceleration to help datacenter architects cope with traffic growth."
The AXE2502 processor combines the efficiency and performance of hardware accelerators with the programmable flexibility of PowerPC processors to accelerate complex tasks such as control plane processing, statistics, security and deep packet inspection, LSI said.
Available in two configurations supporting different external interfaces, the AXE2502 communication processor is expected to be available to networking OEMs in the third quarter of 2012.