Hardware accelerator cards accelerate data processing and relieve some of the burdens from the CPUs, to enable operators and infrastructure vendors the ability to maximize the benefits of high performance, low latency, and power efficient 5G, while accelerating the cellular ecosystem’s transition towards virtualized radio access networks.
Benefits of Accelerator Card
The PCIe card is designed to seamlessly plug into standard Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) servers to offload CPUs from latency-sensitive and compute-intensive 5G baseband functions such as demodulation, beamforming, channel coding, and Massive MIMO computation needed for high-capacity deployments. Especially in compute-heavy scenarios, hardware acceleration can increase raw performance, reduce the number of processors required and reduce power consumption. Accelerator card can free up the server CPU to focus on the layer 2 workloads and simplifies overall vDU deployments.