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Title: End-System Network Interface Controller for 100 Gb/s Wide Area Networks: Final Report

In recent years, network bandwidth requirements have scaled multiple folds, pushing the need for the development of data exchange mechanisms at 100 Gb/s and beyond. High performance computing, climate modeling, large-scale storage, and collaborative scientific research are examples of applications that can greatly benefit by leveraging high bandwidth capabilities of the order of 100 Gb/s. Such requirements and advances in IEEE Ethernet standards, Optical Transport Unit4 (OTU4), and host-system interconnects demand a network infrastructure supporting throughput rates of the order of 100 Gb/s with a single wavelength. To address such a demand Acadia Optronics in collaboration with the University of New Mexico, proposed and developed a end-system Network Interface Controller (NIC) for the 100Gbps WANs. Acadia’s 100G NIC employs an FPGA based system with a high-performance processor interconnect (PCIe 3.0) and a high capacity optical transmission link (CXP) to provide data transmission at the rate of 100 Gbps.
  1. Acadia Optronics LLC, Rockville, MD (United States)
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Acadia Optronics LLC, Rockville, MD (United States)
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USDOE Office of Science (SC)
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United States
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; 100 Gb/s network interface controller; end systems; wide area networks; high performance computing; host system interconnect