A3CUBE Inc., announced on last monday a groundbreaking ‘brain inspired’ data plane encapsulated in a Network Interface Card (NIC) designed to bridge supercomputing benefits to the enterprise by dramatically transforming storage networking to eliminate the I/O performance gap between CPU power and data access performance for HPC, Big Data and data center applications.
The RONNIEE Express™ data plane profoundly elevates PCI Express from a simple interconnect to a new intelligent network fabric, leveraging the ubiquity and standardization of PCIe while solving its inherent performance bottlenecks. A3CUBE’s In-Memory Network technology, for the first time, allows direct shared non-coherent global memory across the entire network, enabling global communication based on shared memory segments and direct load/store operations between the nodes. The result is the lowest possible latency, massive scalability and disruptive performance that is orders of magnitude beyond the capabilities of today’s network technologies including, Ethernet, InfiniBand and Fibre Channel.
A3CUBE’s first three products incorporating the RONNIEE Express product line address different data center requirements in building out an In-Memory Network fabric and include:
- RONNIEE 2S is a compact PCIe-based intelligent NIC designed to maximize application performance using a unique combination of hardware and software. RONNIEE 2S Eliminates conventional communications bottlenecks and provides multiple channels with <1 microsecond and fast direct remote I/O connections with nanoseconds level latency.
- RONNIEE RIO is the first general purpose NIC supporting Ethernet and memory-to-memory transactions in a 3D torus topology that can plug in any server equipped with a PCIe slot. This powerful data fabric is designed to deliver unmatched performances and presents a scalable interconnection fabric based on a patent pending shared memory architecture that implements the concept of distributed non-transparent bridging to greatly extend PCIe features and benefits over a next generation network architecture.
- RONNIEE 3 is a revolutionary switch that is designed to extend the scalability of RONNIEE 2S and optimized for high performance data environments. The In Memory Network provides full support for memory-to-memory transactions without the usual software overhead to achieve unmatched efficiency and performance compared to ordinary interconnection fabrics available on the market today.