Broadcom launches 400G Ethernet adapters

May 21, 2024


Broadcom has introduced a new series of 400G Ethernet adapters specifically tuned for resolving network bottlenecks when moving massive amounts of data around for AI processing. The new processors are equipped with a third-generation RoCE pipeline, low-latency congestion control technology, and telemetry functions. They are meant for a high-bandwidth, high-stress network environment associated with AI infrastructure.

But don’t call it a smartNIC. Jas Tremblay, vice president and general manager of the Data Center Solutions Group at Broadcom, said there is a difference between their product and what is generally accepted as a smartNIC.

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