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.
|Cores||D -2146NT, 8C /16T||D -2146NT, 8C /16T||D -2146NT, 8C /16T||D -2146NT, 8C /16T|
|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
|M.2 M-Key||1||1||2 M.2 slots 2 EDSFF for NVMe||1|
|Mini PCI-E||1||1||1 M.2 E Key for WiFi||1 M.2 E Key for WiFi|
|Cores||D -2146NT, 8C /16T||D -2123IT, 4C/8T||D -2123IT, 4C/8T|
|QAT 40Gbps N/A N/A||40Gbps||N/A||N/A|
|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|
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