DiGiCOR | Supermicro SD WAN Solution

Supermicro Ready to Deploy SD-WAN and uCPE

Supermicro introduces optimized solutions for SD-WAN, uCPE and Virtual Edge Networking applications featuring Intel® Xeon® Processors
Data Plane Performance numbers are shown for compute intensive use cases such as DPI (Deep Packet Inspection) and IPsec (Internet Protocol Security)

uCPE Base Configuration

Architectural innovations of the Intel® Xeon® Scalable platform to a system-on-a-chip (SoC) processor

Communications Services Providers (SPs) are increasingly investing in Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) solutions with software-defined networking (SDN) technologies that are open and flexible, allowing software abstraction over industry standard x86 hardware.Additionally, these solutions can enable network virtualization using virtual network functions (VNF). SDN innovations provide significant competitive advantages to SPs, especially when leveraging the broad portfolio of hardware solutions from Supermicro.


Supermicro (an Intel Network Builder ecosystem member) introduces a range of compact server based virtual Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE) solutions supporting the latest 14nm Intel Xeon D-2100 SoC. Performance characteristics discussed here is based on the Supermicro SuperServer 5019D-FN8TP.

SPs employing Supermicro optimized solutions can most effectively provide flexible and cost effective solutions for edge appliances, while delivering line rate performance for DPI and IPsec packet processing and routing for variable packet sizes including encryption and decryption


Supermicro provides a wide range of server platforms featuring Intel Xeon D (2-16 cores) hyper-threaded SoCs with optional QAT and AES-NI support. Supermicro SuperServers provide compact, flexible, expandable and low power, low decibel operation in 1U rackmount and mini tower form factors. These highly flexible platforms not only allow developers to choose QAT support, and also have the option to configure CPU core affinity for AES-NI to reach optimal application performance.In this paper, we have demonstrated significant DPI and IPsec performance improvements on Supermicro SuperServer platforms optimized for uCPE and SD-WAN applications.

1U Rack mountable Servers

superserver-5019d-fn8tp superserver-5019d-frn8tp superserver-5019d-frn5tp superserver-5019d-fhn13tp
Cores D -2146NT, 8C /16T D -2146NT, 8C /16T D -2146NT, 8C /16T D -2146NT, 8C /16T
QAT 40Gbps 40Gbps 40Gbps 40Gbps
AES-NI Yes Yes Yes Yes
10G SFP+ 2 2 2 2
10G RJ45 2 2 1 2
1G RJ45 4 4 1 2
IPMI 1G RJ45 dedicated 1G RJ45 dedicated 10G RJ45 dedicated 1G RJ45 dedicated
Expansion 1x PCI-E 3.0 x8 w/ Full Heigh 1x PCI-E 3.0 x8 w/ Full Heigh 4 Modules,up to 32x 1G RJ45 LAN ports 2 x PCI-E 3.0 x 16
2.5" Drive Bay 4 internal 4 internal 4 internal 2 internal
2 hot-swap
M.2 M-Key 1 1 2 M.2 slots 2 EDSFF for NVMe 1
M.2 B-Key 1 1 1 1
Mini PCI-E 1 1 1 M.2 E Key for WiFi 1 M.2 E Key for WiFi

1U Box

SYS-E300-9D-8CN8TP SYS-E300-9D-4CN8TP SYS-E300-9D
SYS-E300-9D-8CN8TP SYS-E300-9D-4CN8TP SYS-E300-9D
Cores D -2146NT, 8C /16T D -2123IT, 4C/8T D -2123IT, 4C/8T
QAT 40Gbps N/A N/A 40Gbps N/A N/A
AES-NI Yes Yes Yes
10G SFP+ 2 2 N/A
10G RJ45 2 2 2
1G RJ45 4 4 N/A 4 4 N/A
IPMI 1G RJ45 dedicated 1G RJ45 dedicated 1G RJ45 dedicated
Expansion 1 x PCI-E 3.0 x8w/Low profile 1 x PCI-E 3.0 x8w/Low profile 1 x PCI-E 3.0 x8w/Low profile
2.5" Drive Bays 2 internal 2 internal 2 internal
M.2 M-Key 1 1 N/A
M.2 B-Key 1 1 N/A
Mini PCI-E 1 1 N/A