May 07, 2019

Silicom Launches New Edge Computing Platform Target for Cloud and Communication Service Providers based on Intel® Xeon-D processor

 

Intel Verifies Platform as Intel® Select Solution for uCPE Following Rigorous Benchmark Testing

 

KFAR SAVA, Israel — May 7, 2019, – Silicom Ltd. (NASDAQ: SILC) today announced that it has launched its powerful new Edge Computing platform based on the Intel® Xeon-D (D2100) processor.

Targeted for the needs of Cloud and Communication Service Providers (CoSP), the new platform is optimized for Edge Computing services including uCPE (Universal Customer Premises Equipment), Cloud Edge, 5G Distributed Unit (DU), and IoT Gateways. Intel has verified Silicom’s new platform as an Intel® Select Solution for uCPE in both ‘Basic’ and ‘Plus’ configurations and optimized on Ubuntu as the operating system, after rigorous benchmark testing to confirm its features, functionality, security and performance.

“We have designed our Edge Computing Platform to be a ‘hand-in-glove’ fit for Cloud players and CoSPs transitioning their networks to the virtualized paradigm,” commented Shaike Orbach, Silicom’s President and CEO. “Our platform enables next-generation services that will aggregate compute, storage, network and low-latency analytics based on FPGAs. We believe that this unique combination of capabilities will make our new Edge Computing platform the preferred choice for the deployment of future whitebox-based services.”
“As an Intel Select Solutions Partner, we look forward to working closely with Intel in joint go-to-market efforts, and to continue to build our Select Solutions portfolio, including the delivery of an Intel® Select Solution for uCPE based on the newly announced ADVA Ensemble Connector” concluded Mr. Orbach.

Intel Select Solutions are verified hardware and software stacks that are optimized for specific software workloads across compute, storage and network. The solutions are developed from Intel’s deep experience with independent software vendors and OEM/ODM industry partners. To qualify a product as an Intel® Select Solution, solution providers must replicate or exceed Intel’s general reference benchmark performance thresholds, as well as its specialized benchmarks for security, encryption and compression performance, characteristics that are essential for the success of edge networking use cases.
“Intel Xeon-D processors provide the performance density critical for the emerging customer-premise edge solutions,” said Renu Navale, senior director of Edge Services & Industry Enabling at Intel. “Intel Select Solutions for uCPE will accelerate deployment of these next-generation platforms and services, and we’re pleased to collaborate with innovators like Silicom to deliver them to customers.”

 

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About Silicom
Silicom Ltd. is an industry-leading provider of high-performance networking and data infrastructure solutions. Designed primarily to improve performance and efficiency in Cloud and Data Center environments, Silicom’s solutions increase throughput, decrease latency and boost the performance of servers and networking appliances, the infrastructure backbone that enables advanced Cloud architectures and leading technologies like NFV, SD-WAN and Cyber Security. Our innovative solutions for high-density networking, high-speed fabric switching, offloading and acceleration, which utilize a range of cutting-edge silicon technologies as well as FPGA-based solutions, are ideal for scaling-up and scaling-out cloud infrastructures.

Silicom products are used by major Cloud players, service providers, telcos and OEMs as components of their infrastructure offerings, including both add-on adapters in the Data Center and stand-alone virtualized/universal CPE devices at the edge.
Silicom’s long-term, trusted relationships with more than 150 customers throughout the world, its more than 400 active Design Wins and more than 300 product SKUs have made Silicom a “go-to” connectivity/performance partner of choice for technology leaders around the globe.

 

For more information, please visit: www.silicom.co.il

To learn more about Intel ® Select Solutions for the Network, please visit: https://builders.intel.com/intelselectsolutions/network

 

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Company Contact: Investor Relations Contact:
Eran Gilad, CFO Ehud Helft / Gavriel Frohwein
Silicom Ltd. GK Investor Relations
Tel: +972-9-764-4555 Tel: +1 646 668 3559
E-mail: erang@silicom.co.il E-mail: silicom@gkir.com