Cisco Targets SDN With nPower Chip
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Cisco today unveiled the world's most scalable and programmable network processor, uniquely designed to power the Internet of Everything (IoE), as more people, processes, data and things become interconnected. With trillions of advanced "networked events" predicted to come online over the next decade, the Cisco nPower integrated network processor delivers new levels of performance and bandwidth, as well as programmable control using open APIs and advanced compute capabilities.
Backed by Cisco's rich heritage in networking silicon innovation, the nPower X1 integrated network processor – the first generation of the nPower processor family – becomes the industry's first network processor capable of scaling to multi-terabit performance levels while handling trillions of transactions. Delivering unprecedented network speed and intelligence, the nPower X1 is purpose-built for software-defined networking (SDN), enabling on-the-fly reprogramming for new levels of service agility and simplified network operation.
The nPower X1, which incorporates over 50 patents, also features the following advancements in network processing: