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Helium EC2002P

Marvell OCTEON TX2 CN9670 based 24-core ARM64 SOC SmartNIC with 2 ×100G ports
  • 24-core ARM processors SmartNIC (the highest core count on market))
  • Up to 200Gbps multi-functional service processing capability
  • DPDK, VPP, SPDK and Ubuntu support
  • Accelerating a multiple of networking, security, storage and others workload.
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Asterfusion EC2002P SmartNIC based on Marvell OCTEON TX CN9670 which contains 24 -core ARM processors with 2 ×100G QSFP28 ports,along with multiple integrated hardware-acceleration co-processors that accelerates workloads for data center, cloud, Web2.0, security and storage scenarios.

By offloading the main CPU, it can focus on computing and applications instead of storage, security or networking function, which enables users to build high-performance programmable networks while preserving computing resources in servers.

Asterfusion 2 x 100G SmartNIC based on Marvell Octeon TX2 CN9670

Asterfusion  DPU -based Smartnic

Adhering to the concept of open network, Asterfusion opens product information and code to all customers, and sincerely invites everyone to jointly build the DPU product ecosystem.

Software Development: Standard Linux Kernel + Container Architecture+ DPDK/VPP Development Kit

Asterfusion SmartNIC comes with a basic network operating system – FusionNOS, which can be used as the foundation to develop user’s upper-layer applications.

  • Through a very simple compilation process various x86-based DPDK applications and generic Linux drivers can be easily ported to Asterfusion Helium SmartNIC. 
  • DPDK, VPP, SPDK and Ubuntu Support

Asterfusion SmartNIC can Deployed in Network, Security and Storage Acceleration Offloads

Network Acceleration

Asterfusion Helium SmartNIC supports network function accelerations such as VTEP, OVS offload, TCP offload, GRE/GTP tunnel encapsulation and decapsulation, reliable UDP, and 5G-UPF acceleration.

Security Acceleration

Asterfusion Helium SmartNIC supports security function accelerations such as IPSec, SSL, XDP/eBPF, vFW/vLB/vNAT, DPI, and DDoS defense.

Storage Acceleration

Asterfusion Helium SmartNIC supports storage function accelerations such as NVMe-oF (TCP) and data compression/decompression

Tech Specs


Marvell OcteonTX2 CN9670 24-core (ARM SoC)


Debian 10.0 DPDK, Ubuntu 20.04 VPP


The Asterfusion Helium EC2002P  is backed by a 2 year limited hardware warranty. Multiple extended support options, including advanced replacement and 24×7 support services, are available. Contact us for complete details.


The Asterfusion Helium EC2002P  is backed by a 2 year limited hardware warranty. Multiple extended support options, including advanced replacement and 24×7 support services, are available. Contact us for complete details.

Frequently Asked Questions About Asterfusion SmartNIC

Are Asterfusion SmarNICS P4-compatible?

Sorry no, currently  some Xilinx FPGA based cards supports P4, but our card target to support stateful network traffic processing, such as session tracking and higher layer protocol processing, so we choose DPU as the core of our card, on which you can use DPDK/VPP and C to programme. Also ,big buffer, big table needs big memory, we can provide it.

Does Asterfusion SmartNIC have drivers for OpenStack already?

We have an OVS software for SmartNIC, but we still prefer our partner to run their own OVS and openstack software on the NIC, because usually different user has different software requirement. But surely, we can help to delivery turnkey solution if end customer needs, we can provide software development for the case.

Are Asterfusion SmarNICS Support DPDK/VPP? using DPDK/VPP, you can implement features not only L2/L3 where P4 is suitable, but also L4~L7 where P4 is not good for.

Could you confirm what version of DPDK and what version of VPP is supported?

DPDK 19.11 &VPP 19.08

Does Asterfusion have P4 Programmable Network Cards?

We have C programmable network cards, you can use DPDK/VPP on the card.

Could you confirm if CentOS Stream 8 or CentOS Stream 9 or Redhat 8 is supported?

Yes, it could support from docker .

Could you confirm the performance for RFC2544 with the type of network traffic generator that you have used to check it?

64bytes, 33Mpps

Is the Asterfusion SmartNiC capable to handle SRIOV?


Can this card present to the host an NVMe device or virtio one?

Yes,we support both NVMe and virtio with our driver

Have you tried to run SPDK in the card?

Yes, we support SPDK

What is the number of MPPS max supported by your 2*100G smartnic ?

You mean the packet forwarding rate? it’s 120Mpps

Hello, I have two question from technical team, is 2*100G smartnic support xdp ?

Related to XDP, we have done some verification, it’s compatible. 

Hi,we are looking for hardware that will allow us to offload traffic from x86 server in order to limit the total cost of our solution. We’re looking for cost effective solution 1. Can handle 200 Gbps Capable of L7 parsing (DPI use case) 2. Programmable with C or P4 or other languages do you have any suggestions?

We have 2 options: provides 4 x SmartNIC to install in your existing server, or we provide 2 x ET3424A device.  Since you need a cost-effective solution we suggest you buy 4 smartnic cards that install your server is cheaper than 2 units ET3424.

What is the max capacity for Memory and storage of your Smartnic?

The memory default is 16G ,but it can expand to 64G .

Is your Smartnic open source?

Yes.For more information please visit: