Intel® QuickAssist Adapter 8960 and 8970 Product Brief
Overview Intel® QuickAssist Adapters 8960 and 8970 deliver turn-key standard PCI Express* access to hardware acceleration for compute intensive Data Center Networking, Security, Storage, and Communications applications. Hardware acceleration performance is designed to specifically meet the thermal, power, and form factor requirements for data center servers. Seamlessly support industry standard server deployments to comply with low-profile form factor constraints, passive thermal needs, and PCI Express* v3.0 specifications. One physical adapter supports several virtual data center applications using single root input/output virtualization (SR-IOV) technology. Intel® QuickAssist Accelerator Library provides an acceleration stack with a common interface for both application and accelerator function developers. APIs and driver capabilities for standard operating systems provide ﬂexibility to adapt to new applications. Intel® QuickAssist Adapters, with virtualization support, software libraries, and APIs, oﬀer a complete and versatile acceleration stack for compute-intensive markets.