Product Overview

Solarflare develops network interface software and hardware to transform the way applications use networks, which we call application-intelligent networking. Our products are utilized in many of the most demanding scale-out compute environments in the world.

Solarflare recently introduced a new class of application accelerator – ApplicationOnload Engine™ (AOE) – which moves application processing into the network adapter for remarkably fast, on-the-fly processing of network data.

Solarflare also offers two series of high-performance, low-latency 10GbE server adapters. Onload server adapters provide unmatched performance and scalability. They are also enabled to run OpenOnload® application acceleration middleware for ultra-low latency, high message rate performance, and seamless application compatibility. Performant server adapters combine excellent performance with outstanding value across a wide range of application environments. Solarflare also offers SFP+ optical transceivers tested and certified with our 10GbE server adapters.

Solarflare Onload 10GbE Adapters Matrix
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ApplicationOnload Engine (AOE)

The new class of application accelerator transforms the way compute-intensive applications use network data to greatly improve performance. The ApplicationOnload Engine™ (AOE) represents a revolutionary new platform that moves application processing into the network adapter for application that rely on real-time, high-performance network data.

Flareon Server I/O Adapters

Flareon™ 10/40GbE PCIe 3.0 server I/O adapters deliver industry-leading message rates with lowest latency and jitter over standard Ethernet along with low CPU utilization, enabling the industry's best performance and scalability for enterprise data center environments. Flareon server I/O adapters enable the deployment of more services to more users to fully leverage multi-core CPUs by providing hardware-assisted features to efficiently distribute I/O processing workloads, which eliminate bottlenecks, and optimize CPU utilization. Flareon server I/O adapters also provide application compatibility and protocol compliance, bypassing kernel and networking overheads, while featuring binary compatibility with standard APIs and applications. Flareon server I/O adapters accelerate high performance computing, Hadoop, cloud, grid, database, social networking, and virtualized data centers, as well as high frequency trading applications.

Flareon Server I/O Adapters with AppFlex™ technology provide a flexible platform for delivering multiple network services with a single server adapter. Flareon adapters enable selectively adding and controlling a wide range of services such as network monitoring, precision time, security, and application acceleration when deploying servers.

Onload Server Adapters

Solarflare Onload server adapters deliver the highest performance, lowest latency, and most scalable 10GbE solution in the industry. Onload server adapters are ideal for the most demanding, latency-sensitive applications in environments requiring the highest message rates. They also support OpenOnload® application acceleration middleware, which offers a unique combination of ultra-low latency and high message rate performance, with seamless application compatibility.

Solarflare Onload PTP server adapters combine the lowest latency at highest message rates with the highest precision server clock accuracy – all in a single server slot operating over a single 10GbE network.

Performant Server Adapters

Solarflare Performant server adapters combine excellent performance with outstanding value to meet a broad range of 10GbE networking needs, such as data center, SMB, cloud computing, HPC, grid, and virtualized environments.

Solarflare Performant adapter hardware and drivers are the same as those found in Solarflare Onload server adapters.

Application Acceleration/OpenOnload

OpenOnload application acceleration middleware significantly enhances application performance by improving network I/O latency, bandwidth, and message rates, while reducing CPU utilization all with no need to modify applications or change the network infrastructure. Solarflare also offers EnterpriseOnload™, which bundles support and service level agreements with an Open Source software subscription.

SolarCapture Innovative Packet Capture Software

SolarCapture® is powerful packet capture software that can transform every server into a precision network tap, increasing network visibility, network instrumentation, and performance analysis. SolarCapture optimizes network monitoring and security by utilizing OpenOnload-enabled Solarflare® 10GbE server adapters to capture packets at the highest rates and assign precise timestamps. Furthermore, timestamp accuracy can be typically improved by up to two orders of magnitude when the host clock is synchronized by a Solarflare PTP server adapter.

SFP+ Transceivers

Solarflare's SFP+ 10GBASE-SR optical transceivers complete the networking solution by providing the physical interconnection with a Solarflare tested and approved SFP+ module. This streamlines customer's purchasing process enabling a single transaction at the server adapter point of sale from the same source, while simplifying selling and fulfillment activities.

High-Performance 10Gb Ethernet Controllers

The Solarflare SFC9000 10G Ethernet LOM/controller family features unmatched performance and scalability for next-generation, virtualized data centers. SFC9000 controllers are uniquely equipped to handle the application loads of next generation of multi-core processors, while at the same time providing unmatched power efficiency.

HP-Branded 10GbE Adapters

Solarflare 10G Ethernet adapters are available as a fully supported factory option directly from HP. Solarflare server adapters accelerate applications running on HP's ProLiant Generation 8 (Gen8) servers (DL380 Gen8, DL360p Gen8) delivering industry-leading 10GbE low latency and high performance, while optimizing HP servers for a wide range of applications, including electronic trading, cloud, virtualized desktop infrastructure (VDI), virtualized servers, grid computing, high performance computing (HPC) and networked storage.

IBM-Branded Server Adapters for System x and System p

Solarflare® 10Gb Ethernet Performant and Onload server adapters are available as fully supported factory options directly from IBM and IBM authorized resellers. Solarflare server adapters accelerate applications running on IBM's System x® servers (including iDataPlex®) and Power Systems servers, delivering industry-leading 10GbE low latency and high performance, while optimizing IBM servers for a wide range of applications, including cloud computing, server virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), grid computing, high performance computing (HPC), big data analytics, social business, and electronic trading.