Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Exciting Times

It’s almost 2016. 20nm FPGAs are here and 16 nm are coming. You can buy an inexpensive 128-port OpenFlow switch/router with 10/25/40/50/100 GbE ports. Intel is roaring back into networking with Red Rock Canyon (RRC). Opportunities abound at the endpoints of these commodity communications networks!

An exciting time for Reconfigurable Computing (RC):
  • 20 nm FPGAs are in production
  • 20 nm FPGAs have 25 Gbps+ capable SERDES
  • 25/50/100 GbE technology-enablers
  • Able to serve 10/40 GbE by running SERDES at lower rates
An exciting time for Software Defined Networking (SDN):
  • The P4 language is rapidly evolving
  • Game-Changing Broadcom Tomahawk
  • Game-Changing Intel Red Rock Canyon (RRC)
An exciting time for Atomic Rules:
  • Timing closure at 400 MHz through architecture
  • A UDP/UOE product, first mover for 25 GbE
  • 10/25/100 GbE L2/L3 stacks using production IP