ConnectX-3 Pro, a new addition to the ConnectX-3 family, is showing significant CPU overhead reduction and performance improvement while running NVGRE, dramatically improving ROI for cloud providers by reducing the application running cost.
We conducted initial tests to measure the performance improvements and the CPU overhead reduction while utilizing the ConnectX-3 Pro NVGRE hardware offload engines. Results show 2x performance improvement and 40% CPU overhead reduction!
ConnectX-3 Pro supports VXLAN hardware offload engines on top of the NVGRE one and is the first adapter in the market that supports hardware offload engines for overlay networks, i.e., NVGRE and VXLAN.
Author: Gadi Singer, Product Manager