Netgate® CPIC-8955 Accelerator Card with Intel® QuickAssist Technology

Cryptographic Accelerator

  • Uses QuickAssist technology to provide up to 50 Gbps of hardware acceleration.
  • Deliver nearly 35,000 2K RSA TPS with OpenSSL* 1.1.0.
  • Makes establishing connections to web services hosted on NGINX lightning fast.
  • Offload VPN processing from VPN concentrators and software-based firewalls.
  • Designed for easy drop-in implementation in new and existing equipment.
  • Standard PCIe 2.2 interface that can be deployed in virtually any major PC, workstation or server platform utilizing a PCIe bus.

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Product Description

The Netgate® CPIC-8955 Accelerator Card allows servers to achieve sustained throughput of up to 50 Gbps.[1] The CPIC-8955 accelerator card features a standard PCIe 2.2 interface that is easily deployed in virtually any major PC, workstation or server platform. By utilizing the PCIe bus, it is ideally suited for PCIe coprocessor-based IPsec or TLS security applications such as SSL, OpenSSL*, and NGINX. Disk optimization and de-duplication tasks also benefit through the data compression functionality.

When it comes to encryption processing and establishing connections, businesses can now achieve up to 3.5X the equivalent TLS performance of an unaccelerated E5 Xeon server with 20 cores when using the new Netgate® CPIC-8955 Accelerator Card.[2] The Netgate® CPIC-8955 Accelerator Card works with OpenSSL 1.1.0 to deliver nearly 35,000 2K RSA TPS,[3] and up to 50 Gbps of add-in hardware cryptographic acceleration to help offload the performance demands of securing and routing Internet traffic. In addition, the acceleration offload offered by the CPIC-8955 acts to preserve processor cycles for application and control processing.

The CPIC-8955 can offload VPN processing from VPN concentrators and software-based firewalls to improve overall network efficiency while reducing CPU overhead. A single CPIC-8955 accelerator card allows PCIe systems to achieve a sustained throughput of up to 50 Gbps. The CPIC-8955 accelerator features a standard PCIe 2.2 interface that can be deployed in virtually any major PC, workstation or server platform utilizing a PCIe bus and is ideally suited for PCIe coprocessor-based IPsec or TLS security applications such as SSL, OpenSSL, and nginX. Disk optimization and de-duplication also benefit through the data compression functionality.

Technical Specifications

Form Factor Full-height, half length PCIe card
Chipset Intel® 'Coleto Creek' DH8955
Debug Port Intel XDP
Power Via PCIe connector
25W (Coleto Creek)
Operating Temperature Range 0-50C
Boot Device On-Board SPI flash for 89xx configuration
EEPROM for Ethernet configuration
Certifications FCC Part 15
CE Class B
IEC-60950
RoHS/WEEE
Product specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
  1. http://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/guides/communications-chipset-8925-8955-software-programmers-guide.pdf#page=133
  2. http://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/solution-briefs/accelerating-openssl-brief.pdf#page=4
  3. http://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/public/us/en/documents/solution-briefs/accelerating-openssl-brief.pdf#page=3

Netgate is a registered trademark of Rubicon Communications in the United States. Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries. NGINX is a registered trademark of Nginx Inc. *Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.