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Preliminary Product Notice

The ExaNIC X100 has not yet been formally released. Details on this page are preliminary only. Please check back after the formal release for any updates.

ExaNIC X100

ULTRA LOW LATENCY DUAL-PORT QSFP28 NETWORK INTERFACE CARD

The ExaNIC X100 is a high density, low latency network adapter, featuring dual QSFP28 ports, with 8 lanes capable of running at up to 25Gbps each.

Users will find this drop-in replacement to the ExaNIC X40 NIC accelerates low latency application performance to previously unachievable levels.

The device features an advanced free and open source software interface optimized for low latency network processing. Features include: zero latency programmable receive steering, cut-through packet streaming, pre-loaded packet transmission, and TCP/IP acceleration.

The ExaNIC X100 is built using the latest generation of Xilinx Ultrascale+ FPGA. Users can make use of the FPGA by offloading critical network processing functions directly into the NIC, while maintaining the ease of use and administration of a production grade network adapter. It optionally ships with 9GB of DDR4 memory for custom use.

* 8x25GbE support expected with upcoming firmware update, 100GbE firmware is not anticipated

    PERFORMANCE - PRELIMINARY

    TIMESTAMPING

  • Timestamp resolution:
    • - 4ns
  • Timestamp availability:
    • - All received (RX) frames
    • - Most recent transmitted (TX) frame
  • Time synchronization:
    • - Host clock synchronization
    • - PTP (IEE1588)(+/-5ns)
    • - PPS in/out
  • Time synchronization software:
    • - Linux PTP (PTP4L)
    • - PTPD (hardware timestamp branch)
    • - exanic-clock-sync
    • - Solarflare PTPD (SFPTP)

    OTHER FEATURES

  • Advanced software API:
    • - Cut-through receive (CT-RX) processing
    • - Packet staging/pre-loading
  • Zero-Latency 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:
    • - Xilinx KU3P Ultrascale+ device
    • - 9GB DDR4 (72bit) variant available
    • - JTAG header on board (via apater cable)
    • - Low-latency optimized Firmware Development Kit available

    GENERAL

  • Form factor:
    • - Low profile (half-height) PCI Express card
  • Host Interface:
    • - PCIe Gen 3 x8 @ 8.0 GT/s per lane
  • Ports:
    • - 2x QSFP28 (8x25G lanes)
    • - 3.3V PPS in/out, software-selectable 50 ohm termination
  • Data rates / Supported Media:
    • - 25 Gigabit Ethernet*, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, 1 Gigabit Ethernet, 100M Ethernet
    • - Fiber (100GBASE-SR, 100GBASE-LR, 40GBASE-SR, 40GBASE-LR)
    • - QSFP(+/28) Direct Attach / Breakout
    • - 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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