Significantly Reduce Feature Development Costs
with Scalable OEM Application Acceleration Solutions

Concentrate on Developing Value Added OEM Security / Network Monitoring Software

OEM customers and systems integrators require end to end visibility within their Security/ Network monitoring appliance offerings. Applications enabling access to real-time and historical network traffic, detection of emerging cyber threats and anomalies, forensic analysis, and advanced intrusion prevention require a suite of acceleration features including lossless packet capture, flow classification, deduplication, precise time stamping, packet filtering, and more, that are costly to develop or may create an opportunity cost.

An FPGA-based,  hardware application acceleration solution provides OEM’s with benefits in terms of reducing development costs and accelerating time-to-market. Two major software integration points make that possible, 1) a scalable API and 2) a customizable device driver.

Accolade Technology provides global OEM customers, distributors and systems integrators with the most advanced 1-100GE FPGA-based application acceleration adapters on the market. We call these ANIC adapters.

ANIC API (Application Programming Interface)

The security or networking application that runs in user space on the network appliance has to be modified in order to interact with the FPGA adapter. To keep the modification simple, Accolade provides a lightweight, C language API which is linked to the user application as a shared library. Various API calls are used to communicate with the ANIC adapter.

One of the many benefits of a standard API is investment protection. With a common API customers can seamlessly migrate their network appliance from one ANIC adapter (e.g. 10G) to another (e.g. 100G) without any significant modification to the host application.

ANIC Device Driver

A device driver (supplied by Accolade) must be loaded into the network appliance as an extension to the host kernel. Device drivers are available for Linux, Windows and FreeBSD. As with conventional device drivers the ANIC driver facilitates communication to the ANIC adapter (via the host kernel) for common operations such as adapter setup, turning ports on and off or reading port status. However, unlike conventional device drivers the ANIC driver also facilities a “fast path” or kernel bypass mode which is used for most data intensive interactions with the ANIC adapter such as table updates or bulk data transfer.

Features Summary

1 Model ANIC- 2KL ANIC- 4KL ANIC- 20Ku ANIC- 40Ku ANIC-80Ku ANIC- 100K4 ANIC- 200K4 ANIC- 200Ku
2 Port/Type 2 X 1G SFP 4 X 1G SFP 2 X 10G SFP+ 4 X 10G SFP+ 2 X 40G QSFP+
8 X 10G QSFP+
1 X 100G CFP4 2 X 100G CFP4 2 x 100G CFP4
3 PCIe Interface Gen2 x8 Gen2 x8 Gen3 x8 Gen3 x8 Gen3 x8 Gen3 x16 Gen3 x16 Gen3 x16
4 Dimensions (H x L inches) 4.25 x 6. 25 4.25 x 6. 25 4.25 x 6. 25 4.25 x 6. 25 4.25 x 6.25 4.25 x 9.5 4.25 x 9.5 4.25 x 9.5
5 Memory 256MB 256MB 4G 4G 4G 6G 6/12G 12G
6 Timestamp 10 nS 10 nS 5.7 nS 5.7 nS 5.7 nS 4 nS 4 nS 4 nS
7 Lossless Packet Capture
8 Gigamon, Arista Timestamp
9 Packet Merging
10 Packet Parsing

Application Acceleration Partner

Accolade is the technology leader in advanced, lossless packet capture and acceleration adapters and OEM acceleration platforms. Accolade’s 1-100GE ANIC FPGA-based adapters and ATLAS series of acceleration platforms help accelerate network/cyber security and monitoring applications developed by the world’s leading networking companies. ANIC adapters are fully PCIe compliant and seamlessly integrate into standard servers offered by companies such as Cisco, Dell, HP, Super Micro and others. Accolade’s OEM customers offer products for network security and monitoring, flow classification, deep packet inspection, network test and measurement, video stream monitoring, high frequency trading (HFT), and more.

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