Mellanox BlueField SmartNICs Accelerate E8 Storage

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Last week at SC18, E8 Storage announced it is expanding its technology partnership with Mellanox with an integrated solution built on Mellanox BlueField SmartNICs. Customers will be able to maximize computing resources by pairing the E8 agent with the SmartNIC. The new integration will allow users to utilize the benefits of CPU offload to overcome any performance bottlenecks to application performance.

By offloading the E8 Agent functionality to the Mellanox BlueField SmartNIC, the joint solution ensures that the compute resources remain dedicated to the customer’s applications.  All the storage data path operations are managed by the dedicated computing resources of the offload engine, not by valuable server compute cores.  The ability to accelerate performance and optimize compute resources is ideal for intensive workloads that need to operate in real time, such as genomics, analytics and AI. 

The integrated solution delivers the proven high performance and low latency of E8 Storage systems, while adding dedicated computing power in a low- profile PCI form factor. E8 Storage delivers 10x the performance of existing flash solutions, with consistent sub-millisecond latency, and has set benchmark records in multiple industries.

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