Intel® FPGAs Powering the Next Generation of NFV


Intel® FPGA Programmable Acceleration Card (Intel® FPGA PAC) N3000 is Intel's first full duplex 100Gbps in-system reprogrammable acceleration card for multi-workload networking application acceleration. The Intel® Programmable Acceleration Card (Intel® PAC) N3000 has the right memory mixture designed for network functions, with integrated NIC in a small form factor that enables high throughput, low latency, low-power/bit for custom networking pipeline. Support for industry standard orchestration and open-source tools allow users to adapt quickly to evolving workloads.

5G Network Transformation

5G technology greatly enhances speed, coverage, and responsiveness of wireless networks and will drive new high-bandwidth and low latency use cases such as high-definition live video streaming, virtual and augmented reality (AR and VR), etc. 5G use cases will alter consumption patterns and lead to the creation of new services and new revenue opportunities for carriers.

Need for Acceleration

With 5G, service providers are required to upgrade their current architectures to add new revenue generating services while maintaining CapEx and OpEx efficiencies and economies of scale. Intel® FPGAs allow customers to drive better CPU efficiency and accelerate workloads ranging from edge, network to cloud applications. Some of the virtualized applications in the networking space are virtual radio access network (vRAN), virtual broadband network gateway (vBNG), virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC), virtual firewall (vFW), and Segment Routing for IPv6 Vector Packet Processing (SRv6 VPP).

Intel® FPGA PAC N3000

The Intel® Programmable Acceleration Card (Intel® PAC) N3000 accelerates network traffic for up to 100Gbps to support low latency, high bandwidth 5G applications. It allows customers to create custom tailored accelerated virtualized solutions for vRAN and Core network workloads and achieve faster time to market (TTM) with support of industry standard orchestration and open-source tools. Intel is accelerating NFV adoption by enabling ecosystem partners such as Telecom Equipment Manufacturer (TEM), Virtual Network Function (VNF) vendors, system integrators, and Telecommunications company to bring scalable and high-performance solutions to market.

Enabling 5G Next Generation Core Networks

5G technology promises great enhancements in speed, coverage, and responsiveness for wireless networks and many connected platforms. Learn how Intel, Dell, and Affirmed Networks are able to achieve up to 200 Gbps for 5G core networks.

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