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Intel® QuickAssist Acceleration Technology for Embedded Systems

Acceleration technologies for the embedded design community

As the complexity of networking and security applications continues to grow, systems need more and more computational resources for workloads, including cryptography, data compression, and pattern matching. Intel® QuickAssist Technology is designed to optimize the use and deployment of algorithm accelerators in these kinds of applications.

Easing accelerator integration

Intel QuickAssist Technology makes it easier for developers to integrate built-in accelerators in their designs. Developers can use Intel QuickAssist Technology to:

  • Decrease development time by avoiding the need to create proprietary acceleration layers for each new design, device, or appliance
  • Accelerate performance for demanding applications with specific hardware acceleration modules
  • Support migration to designs using system-on-chip (SOC) and multi-core processors
  • Increase business flexibility with solutions that fit changing business requirements without being tied to a particular accelerator
  • Support small form factor accelerators with system-on-chip (SOC) processors
  • Free up valuable cycles on processors to perform value-added, differentiating functionality
  • Choose devices and solutions that fit end users’ changing business requirements without being tied to a particular accelerator

Better communication, easier implementation

Intel QuickAssist Technology provides a uniform means of communication between applications, accelerators, and acceleration technologies. It also helps manage them as resources. This simplifies accelerator implementation across platforms and technologies, especially as Intel’s QuickAssist Technology enabled offering expands over time.

Intel SOC processor with Intel QuickAssist Technology

The Intel® EP80579 Integrated Processor combines Intel QuickAssist Technology with an Intel® architecture core, memory controller, and I/O controller into an SOC processor optimized for appliances and application-specific designs. The Intel SOC processor supports a broad range of communications and security applications, delivering performance and power efficiency in a small footprint.

Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 and E5-2400 Series with Intel® Communications Chipset 89xx Series.  Formerly Crystal Forest/Server (Sandy Bridge-EP/EN + Cave Creek)

The Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2600 and E5-2400 Series with Intel® Communications Chipset 89xx Series Platform offers a range of Intel® Xeon® processors paired with the Intel® Communications Chipset 89xx Series that enable application, control and packet processing workloads with Intel® QuickAssist Technology hardware acceleration of cryptographic and compression functions.

Intel® Xeon®, Intel® Core™, Intel® Pentium® and Intel® Celeron Processors with Intel® Communications Chipset 89xx Series  - Formerly Crystal Forest/Gladden (Gladden + Cave Creek)

Utilizing select Intel® Xeon®, Intel® Core™, Intel® Pentium® and Intel® Celeron Processors with Intel® Communications Chipset 89xx Series, this platform for smaller footprint communications infrastructure systems allows for increased intelligence and efficiency in thermally constrained solutions. It also includes Intel® QuickAssist Technology hardware acceleration for efficient cryptographic and compression performance.

Intel® QuickAssist Technology in Intelligent Systems

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Energy equipment

Industries, such as energy, manufacturing, and chemical production, are exploring the use of field programmable gate array (FPGA)-based accelerators for computation-intensive algorithms. FPGA accelerators can speed up domain specific algorithms by implementing these algorithms directly in hardware. Easing accelerator system integration, Intel® QuickAssist Acceleration Technology provides a uniform way for applications to communicate with accelerators and manage them as resources.

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Communication systems

IP telephony applications perform a range security, time-division multiplexing, and IP workloads. The Intel EP80579 Integrated Processor with Intel QuickAssist Acceleration Technology has on-chip accelerators that increase the performance of cryptography and TDM processing ¾ all while delivering excellent performance-per-watt for small form factor designs.

Intel QuickAssist Acceleration Technology