CALGARY, Jan. 15, 2018 — Eidetic Communications Inc. (Eideticom) announced it is collaborating with Broadcom Limited on NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) with TCP/IP transport. The platform provides disaggregation of compute and storage resources by allowing Eideticom’s NoLoad NVMe accelerator to be accessed and shared across the network using standard TCP/IP transport protocols. Utilizing Broadcom’s highly-optimized BCM58800 NetXtreme S-Series storage target SoC to support NVMe-oF with RDMA and TCP/IP, the solution optimizes throughput, power consumption and cost for scale-out storage applications.
Leveraging the ubiquitous TCP/IP protocol present in today’s data center network, NVMe-oF with TCP/IP allows data center operators to deploy NVMe-oF over their existing IP networks, thereby lowering the costs and complexity of implementing NVMe-oF. This will allow data center operators to take advantage of composable/disaggregated storage to address large, data-intensive workloads for advanced applications, including high performance computing and deep learning.
“Eideticom is excited to be collaborating with Broadcom on our compute and storage disaggregation solution,” said Roger Bertschmann, president and co-founder of Eideticom. “With Broadcom’s high-performance NetXtreme Ethernet SoC, we have been able to demonstrate NVMe-oF with RDMA and TCP/IP on our platform. The combination of Eideticom NoLoad FPGA and Broadcom BCM58800 provides a compelling solution for acceleration of storage and other compute intensive workloads in enterprise data centers and the cloud.”
“Being able to showcase the benefits of NVME-oF with both TCP/IP and RDMA is key to broader industry adoption,” said Fazil Osman, distinguished engineer at Broadcom Limited. “Leveraging Eideticom’s peer to peer NoLoad FPGA with our NetXtreme S-Series SoC we can accelerate various storage functions, and now can do that with either protocol which is groundbreaking. This gives customers the flexibility to choose what works best for their environment.”
Eideticom develops leading edge storage, compute and application acceleration products targeting programmable platforms on the cloud or at the network edge. Eideticom’s extensive experience developing and deploying enterprise grade products enables our customers and partners to confidently and successfully deliver their products to market.