Pliops, a relatively new Startups Founded in 2017, focusing on data processing, it finally unveiled its long-awaited product: Pliops XDPThe acronym XDP is short for eXtreme Data Processor, and it is intended to essentially represent a more modern RAID controller for servers with all-flash storage.
“Just as GPUs overcome processing inefficiencies to accelerate AI and analytics performance, the breakthrough Pliops Extreme Data Processor (XDP) overcomes storage inefficiencies, thereby dramatically improving performance and significantly reducing infrastructure costs for today’s applications. “-Said the Pliops website about its XDP product.
The Pliops XDP processor is an easy-to-deploy, PCIe-based slim card that can run in any standard server configuration. It is home to Xilinx FPGAs and will soon join ASICs (According to ServeTheHome), it is programmed to manage NVMe storage, which can improve performance by up to 3-15 times compared with existing solutions. As the company pointed out, this is a way for server system technology to finally keep up with advances in storage technology and to combine the two.
If you want to know how it works, the XDP card actually transfers the applications running on the system directly to the storage. This eliminates the need for these applications on the CPU, and it reduces the pressure on the CPU by 80%, freeing up performance and greatly improving the entire system.
Pliops designed the XDP processor to be used in two possible modes: NVMe block interface or key-value library API. The second method will reduce CPU overhead because XDP handles query retrieval from the database.
The company’s website states that “XDP seamlessly manages the data flow from applications to storage, shapes data to optimize placement to the lowest cost SSD, and achieves very high performance through completely offloaded data protection and inline transparent compression.”, continued Said “XDP’s super performance-fast hardware-based storage engine utilizes breakthrough data structures and algorithms to provide the performance equivalent of hundreds of general data processing and storage management functions of the Intel Xeon Gold core. This eliminates the bottleneck , Which reduces latency and greatly increases the workload expansion footprint of the existing infrastructure.”
Pliops already has some major customers implementing its XDP cards in global data centers. The company’s official website quoted famous quotes from companies such as Intel and Nvidia, briefly introducing their success in using XDP products.You can find it on the official Pliops website here.