Netronome to develop SmartNIC solutions

Netronome, a provider of high-performance intelligent networking solutions, has announced it is working with Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., to facilitate Netronome SmartNIC solutions based on the upcoming OCP v3.0 NIC specification, integrated with OCP servers running on Qualcomm Centriqâ„¢ 2400 server processors, the company said.

The joint solution is intended to enable Telco and cloud operators to deliver innovative services, distributed security and visibility functions to a larger set of end customers while lowering TCO to data center infrastructure operations.

The OCP v3.0 NIC specification supports two new form factors and a broader solution space for NIC and system vendors to provide enhanced network throughput, performance and flexibility. Utilizing its optimized SoC silicon portfolio that efficiently balances network processing, memory access and form factor (size, power) requirements to scale up to 200Gb/s of bandwidth, Netronome is making contributions to the OCP v3.0 NIC specification using proven and applied processes for the most efficient design.

The Agilio SmartNIC platform fully and transparently offloads eBPF, virtual switch, virtual router and P4-based datapath processing for networking functions such as overlays, security, load balancing and telemetry, enabling cloud and SDN-enabled compute and storage servers to free up critical server CPU cores for application processing while delivering significantly higher performance.

Netronome enables customers to increase the efficiency of their modern data center infrastructure, reducing total cost of ownership (TCO) and driving significantly higher revenue per server. Server-based networking has enabled rapid innovation and transformed the economics for data center compute and networking. To learn more about Netronome and its products, visit