Mercury Protocol Offload Engine Technology for Intel Subsystems

Mercury Computer Systems launched their Protocol Offload Engine Technology (POET) protocol-agnostic, multi-standard switch fabric technology. POET is a downloadable FPGA firmware collection of open standards technologies providing interconnectivity between boards, systems, and sensors for Mercury’s Intel-based subsystems. The technology enables scalable, high speed, and deterministic communications and I/O. POET interconnect efficiently extends the capabilities of the Intel-based subsystem. Mercury’s Protocol Offload Engine Technology is the first multi-fabric connectivity solution for Intel processors.

Mercury Computer Systems Protocol Offload Engine Technology (POET) protocol-agnostic, multi-standard switch fabric technology

Protocol Offload Engine Technology Highlights

  • Enables companies to migrate to open solutions, future-proof applications
  • Ensures a wide range of standards can be implemented without costly hardware changes
  • Open and downloadable multi-fabric support simplifies customization
  • Implements a collection of standard interfaces to create a bridge between processors and switch fabrics
  • Initially POET will support both Serial RapidIO (sRIO) and 10 Gigabit Ethernet
  • Offloads and accelerates standard protocols
  • Facilitates high bandwidth and low latency operation
  • Improves Size, Weight and Power (SWaP) constraints in subsystems
  • Provides local switching in the FPGA between multiple fabric ports to create distributed mesh networks
  • Eliminates the need for a centralized switch fabric card
  • Future releases will support next generation switch fabrics such as 40 Gigabit Ethernet and Infiniband
  • Future releases of POET will offload protocols such as RoCE (RDMA over Converged Ethernet)
  • Engineers can integrate their own downloadable firmware with POET to add value to subsystems

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