Chelsio’s T7 is a quad port 1/2.5/10/25/50/100Gb, dual port 40/100/200Gb, or single port 400Gb Ethernet Unified Wire DPU ASIC with a PCI Express 5.0 host bus interface, optimized for storage, cloud computing, HPC, virtualization and other datacenter networking applications.
The seventh generation T7 ASIC technology from Chelsio provides the highest performance and efficiency, with dramatically lower host-system CPU communications overhead thanks to on-board hardware that offloads TCP/IP, UDP/IP, iSCSI, FCoE, Unified RDMA (RoCEv2 & iWARP), TLS/IPsec, NVMe-oF, and NVMe/TCP processing from its host system and frees up host CPU cycles for user applications. As a result, the system benefits from higher bandwidth, lower latency, and reduced power consumption.
T7 runs the predecessor T4, T5, & T6 silicon software without modification so as to enable leveraging of the user’s existing software investment.
T7’s architecture is Chelsio’s 7 th generation DPU technology road-tested across several tier-1 OEMs over the years and has evolved to support all offloads using either card memory or host memory. As a result, T7 technology can now enable a full featured DPU technology in a small memory-free package to address server and cloud applications at an aggressive price point.