Intro to Performance of 6x10GE Network Acceleration BladeA few months ago we announced a new version of our primary I/O card, the 6x10GigE Network Acceleration Blade. With six 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, this new NAB seriously supercharges the capacity and performance of our appliance. Compared to the previously highest-capacity 2x10GE NAB – which still meets or exceeds the needs of many customers, mind you – the 6×10 has 4 times as much memory, supports 4 times more throughput, and has twice the processing capacity, compression bandwidth, and SSL encryption speed.

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What’s that all add up to? It’s at least twice as fast as the 2×10, and in some use cases it quadruples the performance and/or capacity. To bring these improvements to life and show what this impressive piece of hardware can do, I’ve put together a series of four videos that focus on different aspects of this exciting new hardware. (if you can’t access YouTube, click here)

  1. [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”P_RB-eVhvW0″ width=”640″ height=”480″ anchor=”Introduction”]: A brief introduction to the hardware itself.
  2. [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”2pvxlbpSdNk” width=”640″ height=”480″ anchor=”High Throughput”]: Watch our appliance handle a somewhat staggering 80Gbps of I/O. Remember, that’s 80Gbps of information being intelligently routed between a diverse and dynamic set of senders and receivers, through a single card.
  3. [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”Pzu3yeJJEJ8″ width=”640″ height=”480″ anchor=”High Message Rate”]: Watch our appliance process 17 million messages a second worth of equally balanced input and output, the kind of traffic you’d see when routing real-time information between enterprise applications.
  4. [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=”39fhF4ikEKo” width=”640″ height=”480″ anchor=”High Fanout”]: Watch our appliance take in 2M messages a second and fan out 16M, the kind of traffic pattern you’d be looking at when distributing information, such as market data, to large numbers of customers or partners.

I hope you find the videos interesting and informative.

Mark Spielman

Mark joined Solace in 2004 and currently works as a Senior Product Owner responsible for technical integration of partner’s products with PubSub+ Cloud. Prior to the his current position Mark held various other roles within Solace including Development Lead in the Professional Services team where he helped customers architect their applications and integrate the Solace products into their existing environments and as both a QA Project Lead and Software Designer in the Quality Assurance group helping guide feature development and ensuring new features surpassed customer’s expectations. Mark holds a B.A.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo.