ExaNIC X10

DUAL-PORT LOW LATENCY 10GBE NETWORK INTERFACE CARD

Exablaze's ExaNIC X10 is an ultra low latency network interface card which delivers the lowest latency in the industry: 780ns application to application for small Ethernet frames (using the native API) and under a microsecond for small TCP and UDP payloads (using the transparent socket acceleration library).

The ExaNIC X10 also has built in bridging functionality which allows it to function as a miniature switch, avoiding the extra latency of a switch in some common use cases. Additionally, with hardware-based time stamping of every packet to 6 nanoseconds resolution, users can rethink their approach to measurement and latency management.

The card features an SMA connector which can accept a PPS in or drive PPS out to further improve the accuracy of timestamps taken throughout the system.

The second port can be configured to mirror a copy of all traffic coming into port 1, and/or all traffic leaving port 1 (as well as operating as a normal port itself). Additionally, bridging mode allows packets to pass quickly between the 2 ports via the FPGA (i.e. without involving the host).

    PERFORMANCE

    TIMESTAMPING

  • Timestamp resolution:
    • - 6.2ns
  • Timestamp availability:
    • - All received (RX) frames
    • - Most recent transmitted (TX) frame
  • Time synchronization:
    • - Host clock synchronization
    • - PTP (IEEE1588) (+/-10ns)
    • - PPS in/out
  • Time synchronization software:
    • - Linux PTP (PTP4L)
    • - PTPD (hardware timestamp branch)
    • - exanic-clock-sync
    • - Solarflare PTPD (SFPTP)

    OTHER FEATURES

  • Port mirroring:
    • - Port 1 RX and port 1 TX can optionally be mirrored out port 2
  • Port bridging:
    • - Optional forwarding between ports 1 and 2
  • Flow steering and flow hashing:
    • - 128 IP rules per port
    • - 64 MAC rules per port
  • High rate packet capture:
    • - Using free and open source Exact Capture software
    • - Best paired with ExaDISK high rate capture NVMe drives
  • FPGA Customization:

    GENERAL

  • Form factor:
    • - Low profile (half-height) PCI Express card
  • Host Interface:
    • - PCIe Gen 3 x8 @ 8.0 GT/s per lane
  • Ports:
    • - 2x SFP+
    • - 3.3V PPS in/out, software-selectable 50 ohm termination
  • Data rates / Supported Media:
    • - 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 1 Gigabit Ethernet, 100M Ethernet
    • - Fiber (10GBASE-SR, 10GBASE-LR, 1000BASE-SX, 1000BASE-LX)
    • - SFP+ Direct Attach
    • - For best compatibility and performance, use genuine optical modules and cables from Exablaze.
  • Operating systems:
    • - Linux (any distribution)
    • - Windows (via 3rd party drivers)

    SUPPORT & WARRANTY

  • Purchase includes 1 year support and warranty, extended options available:

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