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Broadcom Announces Production Availability of Industry’s First 100G Programmable Storage Adapter with NVMe-oF Support(August 07, 2018)
Highly-optimized Stingray™ storage target adapter delivers breakthrough performance and significant power and size advantages
The Stingray SoC offers significant advantages by integrating Broadcom’s market-proven 100G NetXtreme® Ethernet NIC, eight high-performance 3GHz 64-bit ARM® v8 Cortex®-A72 cores, hardware accelerators for cryptographic security, RAID and Dedup, and PCIe Gen 3.0 connectivity. This high level of SoC integration minimizes the overall power consumption and chip area compared to multi-chip solutions. The open and highly programmable ARM based architecture of the Stingray provides a flexible software defined platform. Fabricated in a 16nm FinFET+ process, the Stingray enables the highest available A72 CPU performance to deliver breakthrough data plane acceleration and storage performance in a compact form factor.
Key Features & Benefits
- Highly optimized 100G Ethernet NVMe-oF storage target adapter
- RoCEv2 for low latency data access and high I/O performance
- NVMe/TCP for ease of disaggregated storage deployment in any TCP network
- Hardware offload for RAID/Erasure, dedup and security to accelerate storage services
- Software defined storage enabled by eight high performance 3GHz A72 ARM cores
- Standard PCIe form factor supporting PCIe based storage JBOFs
Following are the Stingray PCIe storage and Smart NIC adapters in production. Please contact your local Broadcom sales representative for samples and pricing.
PS1100R PCIe Storage Adapters
- BCM958804A8041C: single port 100Gb/s with 8 GB DDR4 and passive heat sink
- BCM958804A8040C: single port 100Gb/s with 8 GB DDR4 and active heat sink
PS225 PCIe Smart NIC Adapters
- BCM958802A8044C: dual-port 25 Gb/s with 4 GB DDR4
- BCM958802A8048C: dual-port 25 Gb/s with 8 GB DDR4
Further information on Broadcom’s PS1100R and PS225 adapters is available online at
“We have a good history of working with Broadcom and believe their new Stingray adapter will help enable a new generation of NVMf composable infrastructure as it delivers extreme performance, availability and storage offload functions in a standard PCIe adapter,” said Scott Hamilton, senior director of product management at Western Digital’s Data Center Systems business unit. “We look forward to collaborating with Broadcom to help enable new breakthrough levels of scalability, efficiency and performance for Fast Data and Big Data applications.”
Ziv Serlin, co-founder and VP of Architecture for E8 Storage commented, “E8 Storage is focused on providing a high performance NVMe storage solution that makes flash deployment as seamless as possible. We’ve worked with Broadcom to integrate our E8 Agent software with Broadcom's Stingray solution to offload computing resources and deliver host performance acceleration in a PCIe adapter form factor. The unique capabilities of the integrated Stingray NIC solution are ideal for the data intensive applications such as analytics, genomics, and AI / ML that E8 Storage's customers are known for.”
“Broadcom’s Stingray 100G PCIe adapter was an easy choice as the core SoC solution to drive our portable peta-scale computational storage solutions,” said Dr. Rick Carlson, CEO of Agylstor. “The eight A72 ARM CPUs at 3GHz coupled with well thought out hardware acceleration in the Stingray SoC enables us to provide dramatic performance within an extremely low power envelope.”
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