OCTEON TX2 LiquidIO III SmartNIC
Original DPU SmartNIC Solution
LiquidIO III, is a SmartNIC platform that incorporates Marvell’s widely deployed OCTEON TX2 DPU with up to 36 Arm® V8 based cores, 5 x100G network connectivity, up to 2 PCI Express Gen 4x16 host interfaces and 6 channels of DDR4 3200 controllers. Leveraging the dedicated OCTEON hardware blocks with open platform software APIs, this solution has the unique ability to offload and accelerate crypto operations, packet processing, security protocols, virtual switch, traffic management and tunneling operations. Marvell’s DPDK networking suite supports performance optimized solutions for crypto, IPSec, TLS, network traffic management and packet processing. This makes the solution ideally suited for data processing, software-defined networks, network overlay methodologies, virtual appliances and virtual RAN solutions within the data center and emerging new segments.