Marvell Data Processing Units

データ処理ユニット

Empowering 5G carrier, enterprise and cloud data services

Data Processing Units

Built on seven generations of the industry’s first, most scalable and widely adopted data infrastructure processors, Marvell’s OCTEON™, OCTEON™ Fusion and ARMADA® platforms are optimized for wireless infrastructure, wireline carrier networks, enterprise and cloud data centers.

Empowering carrier, enterprise and cloud data services

Data Processing Units (DPUs)

Marvell’s OCTEON and ARMADA devices are design for use in wireless infrastructure and networking equipment including switches, routers, secure gateways, firewall, network monitoring, and SmartNICs (Smart Network Interface Cards) and are supported with comprehensive and unified software development kits (SDKs) and open source APIs for a wide range of networking, security and compute market applications.

OCTEON 10 DPU

Marvell’s OCTEON 10 DPU family is optimized for challenging hyperscale cloud workloads, 5G wireless transport, 5G RAN intelligent controller (RIC) & edge inferencing, carrier & enterprise data center applications and fanless networking edge boxes.

 

  • Industry’s first 5nm DPU that incorporates Arm Neoverse N2 cores delivering 3X the compute performance and 50 percent lower power over previous generations of OCTEON
  • Innovative hardware accelerators for inline ML/AI deliver 100x performance gains over software-based inferencing
  • VPP based hardware accelerator improve the packet processing rate by over 5x
  • Integrated 1 Terabit switch, true inline crypto and highly programmable packet processing
  • Datapath support exceeding 400G
  • The DPU enables high speed connectivity with advanced interfaces including DDR5, PCIe 5.0, and highly optimized silicon proven 56G SerDes

OCTEON 10 CN103, CN106, CN106S, and DPU 400

The OCTEON 10 DPU family is focused on power sensitive edge applications including 5G transport, SDWAN, SmartNICs, and edge routers. 

OCTEON TX2 DPUs

Marvell’s OCTEON TX2 is 64-bit ARM SoC processors that combine up to 36 cores with configurable and programmable hardware accelerator blocks that support up to 200G data paths.

  • Up to 36 custom designed 64-bit Armv8 cores ranging up to 2.4 GHz frequency
  • Enhanced NITROX® V security co-processors with DPI capability which accelerate a comprehensive set of asymmetric and symmetric cryptographic operations
  • Up to 5 x 100G integrated MACs, up to 56 x 25G SerDes, and DDR4 3200MTS support
  • Rich I/O interfaces supporting PCIe 4.0 root-complex and end point configurations thereby enabling full SOC virtualization
  • Innovative load-balancing and work scheduling hardware for QoS, packet ordering and synchronization

OCTEON TX2 CN9130

A four-core Arm Cortex-A72 DPUs with up to 2.2 GHz frequency. Supports up to 18 lanes high-speed SerDes interfaces, PCIe 3.0 with up to 14 lanes and acceleration engines for networking, public key, security and time stamping.

OCTEON TX2 CN92XX, CN96xx, CN98xx

DPUs with 12-36 64-bit Arm v8 cores at 2.4 GHz per core. The family incorporates NITROX® V security accelerator, DPI engine, compression, QoS and PCIe 4.0. It also supports hardware virtualization, and up to 56 lanes of SerDes.

OCTEON MIPS64 Multi-Core DPUs

The Marvell OCTEON family of MIPS64 data processing units, is the only DPU family that utilizes custom designed 64-bit cnMIPS cores and scales up to 48 cores. It incorporates networking I/Os along with the most advanced security, storage, and application hardware acceleration, offering unprecedented throughput and programmability.

  • Enhanced security processors with DPI capability which accelerate a comprehensive set of asymmetric and symmetric cryptographic operations
  • Rich I/O interfaces supporting root-complex and end point configurations on PCIe 3.0
  • 革新的かつ独自の負荷分散および作業スケジューリングハードウェアが QoS、パケット整列および同期を担当します
  • Common SDK and full networking data plane, control and management plane stack support across the entire family

OCTEON III CN7xxx

CN7XXX scales up to 48 64-bit cnMIPS64 III cores at 1.8 GHz. The family supports standard SerDes I/O with multiple ports of PCIe 3.0, SATA 6G and hardware acceleration engines for 100 Gbps data processing. 

OCTEON TX2 LiquidIO III SmartNIC

Marvell’s LiquidIO III is an OCTEON-based DPU for inline network and security acceleration card in a SmartNIC PCI form factor.  It includes support for a full networking software stack based on Linux and DPDK.  The LiquidIO III architecture can scale on the hardware as well as software capabilities using the latest generation of OCTEON data processing units. Marvell’s third generation 100GbE adapter family enables data centers to rapidly deploy high-performance SDN applications for both installed and new infrastructure optimizing server utilization, response times and network agility. This product in a PCI Express form factor, provides a proven, high-performance programmable adapter platform that enables cloud service providers to offload and accelerate infrastructure workloads in the data center.

  • Highest (24) ARM processor core count SmartNIC on the market
  • Full featured DPDK networking and security suite with Control, Management and Data plane modules

LIquidIO III

Marvell’s LiquidIO III is an OCTEON-based DPU for inline network and security acceleration card in a SmartNIC PCI form factor. It includes support for a full networking software stack based on Linux and DPDK.

SmartNIC SDK

Marvell’s OCTEON DPUs are supported by a common SDK with user plane extensions and hooks for kernel level enhancements.

OCTEON Fusion ベースバンド・プロセッサ

The industry-leading OCTEON Fusion platform is designed for multi-sector macrocell base stations, microcell base stations, intelligent radio heads, and O-RAN-virtualized distributed units (DUs) with full O-RAN standards support. Providing low latency, high system capacity, and high per-user data rates – all necessary requirements for a 5G network – requires the densification of the radio access network (RAN) and the deployment of additional network nodes. As 5G radio networks increasingly use wider bandwidths, the demand for high throughput microcells with full macro cell capabilities has increased dramatically. And unlike solutions based on general purpose processors, OCTEON Fusion platforms are optimized to deliver best-in-class 5G capacity, power, cost, and time-to-market for integrated or open and virtualized RAN architectures. Leveraging carrier-proven silicon and comprehensive reference.

  • Consists of silicon, software and hardware reference designs
  • Supports 5G NR and LTE-A (FDD/TDD) operation and all 3GPP-defined operating frequencies – from sub-6GHz to mmWave
  • Integrates comprehensive, in-line 5G Layer hardware accelerators for no-compromise performance in dedicated, O-RAN and vRAN architectures
  • Highly configurable wireless baseband architecture offers flexible cell/sector/bandwidth combinations as required for different operator deployment scenarios
  • Spans all 5G RAN elements: RU, DU, CU and connectivity
  • Supports massive MIMO RU deployments
  • Multiple OCTEON Fusion processors may be combined to offer additional base station capacity and features such as coordinated multi-point access (CoMP)

OCTEON Fusion CNF95XX

CNF95XX family of DPUs provide 5G and LTE-A PHY layer (L1) functionality, supporting base station designs ranging from high capacity micro cells to multi-sector macro cells.  CNF95XX also support O-RAN and vRAN distributed units.  

OCTEON Fusion CNF75XX

The CNF75XX family of baseband data processing units provide full L1-L7 capabilities for 3G and 4G base station designs. These base stations can range from high capacity micro cells to multi sector macro cells.

OCTEON Fusion CNF73XX

The OCTEON Fusion CNF73XX family of baseband data processing units provide full L1-L7 capabilities for 3G and 4G micro cell base station designs supporting up to 500 simultaneous users across 1 to 4 20MHz sectors.

No-Compromise 5G Open RAN Architecture

Marvell is working with RAN and cloud ecosystem partners to develop 5G Accelerator cards powered by OCTEON Fusion® baseband processors – widely proven in leading 5G networks worldwide – in a PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect express) card format. The innovative architecture leverages OCTEON Fusion in-line 5G Layer 1 acceleration and Marvell’s extensive data infrastructure expertise to enable RAN virtualization in cloud data centers with the features and performance of established, integrated 5G networks. This optimized solution helps the RAN ecosystem break free from the performance tradeoffs of existing Open RAN alternatives that rely primarily on general purpose CPUs.

 

  • Supports open, scalable best-in-class 5G performance, power and cost
  • Interface to any Arm- or x86-based host server via standard PCIe slot
  • Cloud-optimized in-line 5G acceleration and containerized offload via VFs
  • Full O-RAN compliance with AAL support and O1/O2 interfaces
  • Open-source development tools, including DPDK, and open APIs
  • Collaborative designs with RAN and cloud hardware and software partners

OCTEON Fusion-O RU

3GPP 5G/4G lower L1 and beamforming silicon for 32T32R, 100MHz channelization radio units. Features up to 100Gbps of fronthaul capacity, 16 lanes of JESD204B/C, multiple programmable accelerators and signal processing units. Integrated with ADI’s 5G transceiver product line.

OCTEON Fusion-O DU

3GPP 5G/4G L1 silicon capable of processing up to 16 DL and 8 UL MIMO layers at 100MHz channelization. Features up to 150Gbps of fronthaul and 100Gbps of midhaul RoE/eCPRI capacity, 15Gbps of OTA traffic, multiple programmable accelerators and signal processing units.

OCTEON DPU Family

DPUs with 12-36 64-bit Arm v8 cores at 2.4 GHz per core. The family incorporates NITROX® V security accelerator, DPI engine, compression, QoS and PCIe 4.0. Supports hardware virtualization, and up to 56 lanes of SerDes.

Prestera® DX 7300 series

Family of switches optimized for Carrier Ethernet Access and Edge. Incorporates Class C PTP/SyncE, advanced security, and enhanced network telemetry and intelligence for actionable analytics. Supports flexible I/O speeds from 1G to 400G.

ARMADA DPUs

Marvell ARMADA data processing units are custom designed to deliver optimal performance, low power, and high levels of integration. Our ARMv8 standard CPU cores are the most advanced implementations of industry standard ARM architecture, delivering exceptional processing performance. The ARMADA DPU family is optimized for cost optimized applications in compute, networking and storage platforms.

  • Up to 4 Cortex A72, 64-bit ARMv8 cores ranging up to 1.4 GHz frequency
  • Advanced security co-processor which accelerates a comprehensive set of asymmetric and symmetric cryptographic operations
  • Rich I/O interfaces supporting root-complex and end point configurations on PCIe 3.0
  • Networking engine which accounts for hardware parsing, classification, policing and QoS
  • Common SDK and full networking data plane, control and management plane stack support across the entire family

ARMADA 7040

ARMADA 7040 includes quad-core ARM Cortex-A72 64-bit processor with up to 1.4 GHz CPU clock speed. The processor supports up to 6 SerDes lanes, PCIe 3.0 and acceleration engines for storage, networking and security. 

ソフトウェア

Marvell provides a Unified Software Development Kit (SDK) for all OCTEON and ARMADA families. The Data Processing Unit family device capabilities are enhanced by open source packet and security application acceleration APIs. Marvell® also offers an industry standard control, management and data plane software stack optimized for the latest generation of ARM based OCTEON processors.

  • Market applications that are supported include routing and SD-WAN, network security and threat detection, MEC and edge compute, network disaggregation
  • Support for DPDK poll mode and event mode drivers
  • VPP and ODP support on top of DPDK
  • Kernel hooks provided for XDP and eBPF
  • SDK support for tight integration with Marvell® Switch API and NIC device driver software

 

Unified Software Development Kit

DPU SDK provides complete software platform for development on OCTEON and ARMADA processors. Base SDK is available with generic, and customer-specific extensions such as DPDK, VPP, and ODP.

OCTEON TX2 DPDK Overview

OCTEON TX2 DPDK software package ensures the successful implementation of Marvell’s advanced packet-processing and hardware accelerators.

OCTEON TX2 DPDK
Getting Started

Read more for an overview of how to install and configure the DPDK software on the OCTEON TX2.

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Marvell has developed a rich ecosystem of hardware system level and software partners who are able to showcase OCTEON & ARMADA capabilities across multiple verticals.

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