Asterfusion SmartNIC based on Marvell OCTEON TX CN9670 which contains 24 -core ARM processors 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 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.
Asterfusion Helium SmartNIC supports security function accelerations such as IPSec, SSL, XDP/eBPF, vFW/vLB/vNAT, DPI, and DDoS defense.
Asterfusion Helium SmartNIC supports storage function accelerations such as NVMe-oF (TCP) and data compression/decompression
Asterfusion SmartNIC comes with a basic network operating system – FusionNOS, which can be used as the foundation to develop user’s upper-layer applications.
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.
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.
Yes.by 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.
DPDK 19.11 &VPP 19.08
We have C programmable network cards, you can use DPDK/VPP on the card.
Yes, it could support from docker .