The accompanying graphic shows the flow of packets through an ANIC SmartNIC. When viewed from left to right, the diagram illustrates all the standard features and functions of each ANIC adapter after packets enter from one of the available interfaces (e.g. 1G, 10G or 100G). The very first function that is applied to each packet is a timestamp followed by various packet functions such as merging, parsing, slicing etc.
For those that are regular readers of this blog, you have probably read us describe these “standard” packet processing functions that Accolade provides in all its adapters. However, in addition to these there are other features that we have implemented for specific customers or have proposed to implement. In the next few blogs posts, I am going to highlight some of these features to give readers a sense of the vast capabilities of an ANIC SmartNIC.
For a complete review of all standard ANIC adapter features please see below.