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Security processor: 40Gb/s throughput with simultaneous compression

Date: 15/10/2013
Exar has added XR9200 coprocessor family to its family of security processors. The XR9200 targets applications for the data analytics, storage, and cloud security markets, which include Data Warehouses, Hadoop Clusters, Storage Arrays, Application Delivery Controllers (ADC), WAN Optimization Appliances, and Security Gateways.

Exar says its new coprocessors provide leading-edge compression to remove or minimize costly I/O bottlenecks and enable maximum system throughput with minimum latency, while optimizing storage efficiency. XR9200's hardware-accelerated encryption and public key processing designed to support high transaction throughput and packet-per-second rate required by enterprise, cloud and web-based applications. The new family of coprocessors offloads computationally intensive compression and security algorithms from a host CPU and matches the performance of hundreds of enterprise class x86 CPU cores at much lower power and cost, claims Exar.

XR9200 Coprocessor Features as provided by Exar:
40 gigabits/second of processing throughput with simultaneous compression, encryption and hashing
Compression ratios comparable to Level 9 gzip
40,000 operations/second of RSA with 2048 bit keys
PCI Express 3.0 host interface supporting 64 gigabits/sec of bandwidth with 8 lanes
40 gigabit/sec Interlaken interface supports external FPGA connection
Class of Service to prioritize traffic for critical applications
Single Root I/O Virtualization (SRIOV) integrates 128 virtual functions to support virtualized I/O
Support for gzip, zlib, Deflate, and eLZS
Support for a wide range of symmetric and asymmetric encryption algorithms
Support for Suite B, multiple wireless algorithms, hardware Random Number Generation, and NIST compliant DRBG
Security Containment features include a Key Unwrap engine and a Key Encryption Key store with Tamper Zeroization

"Exar continues its long history of delivering innovative compression and encryption solutions for enterprise class applications in the data center with the XR9200 family of coprocessors," said Dr. Jiebing Wang, Vice President of Data Management, Exar. "The leading-edge compression and security engines combine best-in-class throughput and compression ratios. The XR9200 enables unmatched system performance for big data infrastructure and data analytics, as well as storage arrays and networking appliances."

The XR9200 family of devices is now sampling with options from 10 Gbit/sec to 40 Gbit/sec. The device family comes standard with a Software Development Kit (SDK) that is compatible with the XR8200 family of coprocessors.