Solarflare Preps NIC-FPGA Hybrid for Faster Data Processing

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Irvine, Calif.-based network acceleration technology vendor Solarflare will this week unveil its ApplicationOnload Engine (AOE), which combines a 10 Gigabit Ethernet network interface controller (NIC) with an FPGA processor to allow large banks and exchanges to accelerate market data applications by locating them closer to the data network itself.

The AOE is built on Solarflare’s OpenOnload middleware and server adapters that accelerate compute- and network-intensive applications by providing a