I just received an email whose title – if you try reading it aloud – leaves you gasping for breath. The title in question was "Intilop and Altera performed live demo of 5th-generation 76ns TCP and UDP Offload implemented in FPGA-NICs on Altera's Stratix- V FPGA at the Low Latency Conference on May 1st in New York City, NY."
This was followed by a subtitle that was obviously crafted by someone who was equally enthusiastic about the message they wished to convey and similarly unimpressed by modern developments in punctuation: "A 3-Server system running Intilop's TCP and UDP Offload Core running NASDAQ OPRA feed and simultaneously running TCP Offloaded traffic delivering unprecedented sub micro second full system latency. Stratix V FPGA board is from Nallatech."
All joking aside, the underlying message is rather exciting. The folks at Intilop specialize in providing ultra-low-latency network acceleration Mega IP cores and system solutions. They recently showcased their hyper-performance FPGA-NIC system solution using Altera's Stratix V FPGA-based Nallatech 385board powered by Intilop's fifth generation SX-Series 10G Ultra-Low latency 76 ns TCP and UDP Offload Cores delivering sub-micro second wire-to-host total latency. According to Intilop, this is the only FPGA NIC that runs TCP and UDP simultaneously on the same or separate physical ports that delivers this unprecedented level of performance. The live demo was shown in Intilop's booth #201 at the Low Latency Conference that took place May 1st, 2013 at Convene (formerly Sentry) Centers, New York City, NY.
Customers will be able to use Intilop's UDP IP-Core and system with OpenCL for implementing complex algorithms on FPGAs that will combine the capabilities of the software programming language with the parallel processing capabilities of FPGAs to deliver significantly higher system performance and shorter development times.
"We are achieving the best synergies, with our ultra-Low latency protocol accelerators combined with Altera's robust and stable C-based OpenCL solution that not only substantially accelerates development time of high-performance, FPGA-based complex systems, but also improves time-to-market for our customers," said Kelly Masood, CTO at Intilop corporation.
"The financial trading market is eager for solutions that minimize delay and helps meet compliance requirements," said Allan Cantle, president and founder of Nallatech. "By joining forces with Altera and Intilop, we can offer a complete FPGA-based acceleration card that delivers ultra-low latency and high performance, without sacrificing the power efficiency that high frequency trading applications demand."
Intilop's UDP, TCP Offload engines and other solutions are targeted at end equipment-makers that provide solutions to financial markets, web servers, email servers, high-end servers in Data centers; cloud computing, Government network systems and University campus network systems.
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