Platforms

Hardware Platforms

When performance, precision, flexibility and latency matter, our 10/40GbE server I/O adapters are the smart choice.

Platforms Overview

Solarflare is the leading provider of application-intelligent networking I/O software and hardware that accelerate, monitor and secure network data. Our products are utilized in many of the most demanding scale-out compute environments in the world.

Our unique combination of software and hardware expertise fundamentally changes the way customers think about solving critical data center architecture decisions and server connectivity choices. With the introduction of the Flareon® Ultra 8522/8542 dual port 10/40GbE server I/O adapters, we create the ability to build world class data centers all from single network solution by providing the performance, visibility and security software necessary in a trusted, robust and reliable server connectivity solution.

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ApplicationOnload Engine (AOE)

This new second-generation application accelerator transforms the way compute-intensive applications use network data to greatly improve performance. The 40GbE ApplicationOnload Engine® (AOE) represents a revolutionary platform that integrates an advanced FPGA processing engine with our ultra-low latency server adapter for applications that rely on real-time, high-performance processing of network data. AOE’s FPGA serves as an open platform that supports applications developed by Solarflare, customers and third-party developers.

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Flareon Ultra and Flareon 10/40GbE Server I/O Adapters

Flareon 10/40GbE PCIe 3.1 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 networking overhead, while featuring binary compatibility with standard APIs and applications. Flareon server I/O adapters accelerate high frequency trading applications, high performance computing, Hadoop, cloud, grid, database, social networking and virtualized data centers.

Flareon Server I/O Adapters with AppFlex® technology provide a flexible platform for delivering multiple network services with a single server adapter. With patent pending technology Flareon adapters enable selectively adding and controlling a wide range of services such as innovative instrumentation and capture tools to detect network problems quickly, precision time, tamper-resistant security, and application acceleration when deploying servers.

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Onload/Performant 10GbE 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.

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.

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PTP Server Adapters

Solarflare's Flareon and Onload Precision Time Protocol (PTP) server adapters transform time synchronization by increasing accuracy from milliseconds to microseconds. Solarflare is the only company offering 10GbE PTP server adapter with a Stratum 3 clock to maintain high precision. Solarflare's Precision Time Synchronization solutions combine the lowest latency at highest message rates with the highest server clock accuracy and precision packet time stamping – all in a single server slot operating over a single 10GbE network.

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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.

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Lenovo-Branded Server Adapters

Solarflare's Lenovo-branded 10Gb Ethernet Flareon Ultra, Performant and Onload server adapters are available as fully supported factory options directly from Lenovo and Lenovo authorized resellers. Solarflare server adapters accelerate applications running on Lenovo's System x® servers (including iDataPlex®) delivering industry-leading 10GbE low latency and high performance and are a key part of the System x server value proposition. The performance and application compatibility offered by Solarflare's award-winning server adapter family strengthens Lenovo's ability to support enterprise and data center workloads with System x servers.

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Stratus-Branded Server Adapters

Solarflare's Stratus-branded 10Gb Ethernet server adapters are available as fully supported factory options directly from Stratus Technologies and Stratus Technologies authorized resellers. Solarflare server adapters optimize Stratus's ftServer Gen 8 and ftScalable Gen 3 platforms delivering unmatched message rates with low latency and jitter over standard Ethernet. Along with low CPU utilization, the Stratus-branded 10Gb Ethernet server adapters enable the industry's highest levels of availability and ultra-fast, consistent processing that will keep trading platforms always-on and processing at the highest speeds available on the market.

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Accessories

Transceivers & Cables

Solarflare's transceivers complete the networking solution by providing the physical interconnection with a Solarflare tested and approved optical 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, support and fulfillment activities.

Solarflare QSFP+ to SFP+ breakout cables enables users to connect Solarflare SFN7142Q dual-port QSFP+ server I/O adapters to work as a quad-port SFP+ server I/O adapters.

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