QCT Premier Intel Select Solutions

QCT’s Intel® Select Solution for NFVI Forwarding Platform

Workload-Optimized Performance

System-level Benchmarking

Network Performance Acceleration

Simplify the NFV deployment for communication service provider

Along with the transition of communication service providers (CSP) from proprietary single-function appliances to network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined network (SDN), platform integration and acceleration have become increasingly critical. QCT created a new server architecture and adopted the Intel® Select Solutions configuration to design this off-the-shelf solution, which can serve as a virtual broadband network gateway (vBNG), accelerating time to market while delivering excellent performance.

QCT has become familiar with several Intel workload-optimized technologies, such as SR-IOV and Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), from its close partnership with Intel. Based on that knowledge, QCT designed QuantaGrid D52BQ-2U with an optimized configuration (see Table 1). Certified as an Intel Select Solutions for NFVI Forwarding Platform (NFVI FP), this solution features NUMA-balanced, NFV-ready, DPDK-enabled features and has been certified on Red Hat enterprise Linux and OpenStack Platforms.

Based on the testing scripts of Intel Selection Solutions for NFVI Forwarding Platform, QCT recorded approximately 172 Gbps of IPoE traffic throughput with no packet loss on QuantaGrid D52BQ-2U while the overall server power consumption was less than 438 W. Also, based on layer 3 forwarding, QuantaGrid D52BQ-2U reach 90% line rate with 256-byte packets. The above testing metrics confirmed the capability of QuantaGrid D52BQ-2U to handle vBNG workloads. Thus, QuantaGrid D52BQ-2U is a ready-to-go solution with the best-fit system and configuration for service providers planning to deploy NFV environments.

Configuration of QuantaGrid D52BQ-2U for Intel Select Solution NFVI FP

ComponentRequirementQuality per node
CPUIntel Xeon Gold 6252N CPU @ 2.3 GHz 24C/48T, 150 W or higher number Intel Xeon® Gold/Platinum CPU SKU2
MemoryDRAM only configuration: 384 GB (12 x 32 GB DDR4 2666 MHz)12
NIC4 x 25GbE dual port intel Ethernet Network Adapter XXV710 SFP28+4 (2 per NUMA node)
Storage2 x 480 GB Intel SATA Solid State Drive or Equivalent boot drive2
LAN on motherboard (LOM)10 Gbps port for pre-boot Execution Environment (PEX) and Operation, Administration and Management (OAM)2


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