Smart Network Interface Cards (SmartNICs) can boost performance in mobile telecom networks. For 4G networks, SmartNICs can be used to implement many network functions in virtual machines or containers rather than using dedicated hardware, resulting in better performance and more network flexibility.
Meanwhile, 5G networks will demand even more performance and flexibility, and SmartNICs can meet these goals. An Intel® FPGA Programmable Acceleration Card (PAC) N3000 – a full-duplex 100 Gbps in-system re-programmable acceleration card for multi-workload networking application acceleration – can offload telecom network server CPUs, which reduces the total number of required servers and cuts both capital and operational expenses.
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