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LiquidIO® II Server Adapters

Server Adapters

Cavium’s second-Generation 10G/25GgbE Adapter family enables data centers to rapidly deploy high performance SDN applications for both installed and new infrastructure while clearly enhancing server utilization, response times and network agility. This product family, in a standard server compliant half-height PCI Express form-factor, provides a proven, high-performance, general-purpose programmable adapter platform that enables cloud service providers to offload any functionality in Data Center.

Cavium’s LiquidIO Server Adapter family provides full OVS offload as well as VXLAN/NVGRE/GENEVE offload, Open Flow, Ipsec/SSL offload, QoS, and metering.

The LiquidIO Server Adapter family includes 25GbE and 10GbE adapters with SFP/SFP28 optical or direct attach copper (DAC) connections that provide the best-in-class performance and key features for hyperscale, Telco, and enterprise/private datacenters:

  • SDN offloads:
    • Full open virtual switch (OVS) offload
    • Overlay network offload
    • Firewall support (conntrack, NAT)
  • Security acceleration and offloads:
    • IPSec offload
    • VPN-as-a-service (VPNaas) with virtualized network function (VNF)
  • Rich server virtualization:
    • Single root input/output (SR-IOV)
    • Virtual function (VF) based containers
    • Multiple queues per virtual machine (VM)
  • Secure-access:
    • Firmware live upgrade
    • Tenant isolation
    • Network managed access
  • Network Acceleration and offloads:
    • TCP/UDP/IP stateless offload
    • Receive-side scaling (RSS)
    • Quality of service (QoS) with traffic metering
    • Header and packet parsing with application recognition
  • Data plane development kit (DPDK)
  • Multi-card support


Device Ethernet I/O PCIe Dimension Memory
CN23XX-210SVPN 2x10GbE SFP+ PCIe Gen 3.0 x8 2.7" x 6.6" 4GB
CN23XX-210SVPT 2x10GBASE-T PCIe Gen 3.0 x8 2.7" x 6.6" 4GB
CN23XX-225SVPN 2x25GbE SFP28 PCIe Gen 3.0 x8 2.7" x 7.25" 8GB
Product Literature
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LiquidIO II 10/25G Smart NIC Family Product Brief

Industry's Leading Smart NICs with Intelligent Network and Security Acceleration

LiquidIO II 10GBASE-T Smart NIC Family Product Brief

Industry's Leading Smart NICs with Intelligent Network and Security Acceleration

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