Broadcom Announces Industry’s First Complete Portfolio of OCP NIC 3.0 Adapters for Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure

Expan­ded offe­rings of OCP NIC 3.0 cards enab­le high-per­for­mance, high-effi­ci­en­cy ser­ver sys­tems dri­ving next genera­ti­on com­pu­ting and sto­rage app­li­ca­ti­ons

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 13, 2019  — Broad­com Inc. (NASDAQ: AVGO) today announ­ced custo­mer sam­ple avai­la­bi­li­ty of its OCP NIC 3.0 adap­ter solu­ti­ons sup­por­ting the full ran­ge of data rates and inter­faces from 1GbE to 200GbE. The port­fo­lio inclu­des a wide selec­tion of Ether­net adap­ter cards with 1‑, 2- and 4‑port con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons, allo­wing the indus­try to easi­ly build high-per­for­mance ser­ver sys­tems and effec­tively sca­le net­work capa­ci­ty to meet the demands of high band­width app­li­ca­ti­ons such as machi­ne lear­ning, high per­for­mance com­pu­ting (HPC), net­work func­tion vir­tua­li­za­ti­on (NFV), and all flash arrays (AFA).

Based on pro­ven NetX­tre­me® E‑Series Ether­net con­trol­lers, the OCP NIC 3.0 adap­ters pro­vi­de supe­ri­or per­for­mance and effi­ci­en­cy uti­li­zing a uni­que set of high­ly opti­mi­zed hard­ware acce­le­ra­ti­on engi­nes. 100GbE and 200GbE adap­ters are powe­red by Broadcom’s sta­te-of-the-art Thor mul­ti-host con­trol­ler that has the industry’s best per­forming 56G PAM‑4 Ser­Des and PCIe 4.0 inter­face. Broad­com offers the most advan­ced and com­ple­te port­fo­lio of OCP NIC 3.0 adap­ters, enab­ling data cen­ter ope­ra­tors and cloud pro­vi­ders to easi­ly and cost-effec­tively sca­le com­pu­ting and sto­rage resour­ces and adapt to con­stant­ly chan­ging requi­re­ments.

OCP NIC 3.0 pro­vi­des a uni­fied spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­on and form fac­tor for con­nec­ting ser­ver and sto­rage sys­tems,” said Ed Red­mond, seni­or vice pre­si­dent and gene­ral mana­ger of the Com­pu­te and Con­nec­tivi­ty Divi­si­on at Broad­com. “With strong custo­mer demand and vir­tual­ly unani­mous indus­try backing for this uni­fied solu­ti­on, our com­ple­te port­fo­lio of OCP NIC 3.0 adap­ters faci­li­ta­tes broad adop­ti­on of this new form fac­tor and dri­ves fur­ther inno­va­ti­on in high per­for­mance com­pu­ting and sto­rage app­li­ca­ti­ons to address an ever-increa­sing demand for band­width.”

The avai­la­bi­li­ty of Broadcom’s NetX­tre­me E‑Series Ether­net OCP NIC 3.0 adap­ters is ano­t­her important step in enab­ling custo­mer deploy­ments of the deman­ding net­wor­king solu­ti­ons requi­red by cur­rent and future data cen­ter app­li­ca­ti­ons and archi­tec­tures in an open, scala­b­le and eco­no­mi­c­al way,” said Sea­mus Crehan, pre­si­dent of Crehan Rese­arch. “Fur­ther­mo­re, Broadcom’s com­pre­hen­si­ve OCP NIC 3.0 adap­ter offe­rings, which inclu­des an exten­si­ve ran­ge of net­wor­king speeds and port con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons, brings the latest OCP value pro­po­si­ti­ons to a wide array of diver­se custo­mers.”  

Demo Show­ca­se at 2019 OCP Glo­bal Sum­mit

Broad­com will par­ti­ci­pa­te in the OCP Com­mu­ni­ty exhi­bi­ti­on area and show­ca­se the latest high per­for­mance Thor-based OCP NIC 3.0 adap­ter in a live end-to-end net­work con­nec­tivi­ty demo with Broad­com® Toma­hawk®-based ToR switch. Broad­com OCP NIC 3.0 adap­ters will also be demons­tra­ted in various ser­ver sys­tems at part­ner booths.


Broad­com is now sam­pling the ent­i­re port­fo­lio of OCP NIC 3.0 adap­ters to qua­li­fied custo­mers, sup­por­ting 1G to 200G Ether­net speeds. Plea­se con­tact your local Broad­com sales rep­re­sen­ta­ti­ve for sam­ples and pri­cing.

Fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on on Broadcom’s OCP NIC 3.0 adap­ters can be found online at:

200GbE Net­work Adap­ters
100GbE Net­work Adap­ters
40/50GbE Net­work Adap­ters
25GbE Net­work Adap­ters
10GbE Net­work Adap­ters
1GbE Net­work Adap­ters


We are plea­sed with a broad solu­ti­on offe­ring based on the new OCP NIC 3.0 spec,” said Jia Ning, hard­ware engi­nee­ring mana­ger at Face­book. “Varie­ty of offe­rings around a com­mon stan­dard will faci­li­ta­te broad adop­ti­on that will fill end custo­mer needs for diver­se ser­ver designs.”

We are plea­sed to see a com­ple­te port­fo­lio of net­work adap­ters from Broad­com,” said Ying Liu, VP of Ten­cent Cloud. “Sup­port for the full speeds and feeds as well as 50G PAM4 Ser­des and 200G on one form fac­tor allows us to use more cost effec­tive and fle­xi­ble ser­ver solu­ti­ons.”

The OCP NIC 3.0 defi­ni­ti­on is just one examp­le of the power of col­la­bo­ra­ti­on to estab­lish open ser­ver plat­forms in the indus­try, and we wel­co­me the avai­la­bi­li­ty of the new Broad­com OCP NIC 3.0 solu­ti­ons to the eco­sys­tem,” said Raghu Nam­bi­ar, cor­po­ra­te vice pre­si­dent and CTO of the Dat­a­cen­ter Eco­sys­tems & App­li­ca­ti­on Engi­nee­ring at AMD. “With the first PCIe 4.0 pro­duc­ts from AMD expec­ted to arri­ve this year, the abi­li­ty to sup­port the hig­hest speed NICs from Broad­com in an OCP design will be wel­co­med by custo­mers of AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors.”

New demands for open sys­tems stan­dards emer­ge each day to moder­ni­ze the data cen­ter, and as a pla­ti­num part­ner of the Open Com­pu­te Pro­ject (OCP), we are com­mit­ted to sup­por­ting and acce­le­ra­ting inno­va­ti­on to meet tho­se gro­wing needs,” said Tom Latt­in, vice pre­si­dent of Pro­Li­ant and Cloud­li­ne Sys­tems at Hew­lett Packard Enter­pri­se. “With HPE’s con­tri­bu­ti­ons, along with Broadcom’s, to the OCP 3.0 spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­on, we are buil­ding on a long histo­ry of advan­cing open stan­dards to dri­ve inno­va­ti­on for the data cen­ter with a com­mon net­wor­king hard­ware defi­ni­ti­on.”

Inspur is the 3rd lar­gest ser­ver pro­vi­der in the world and No.1 in Chi­na. We con­ti­nue to lead with high end ser­ver designs addres­sing cloud pro­vi­ders fast evol­ving requi­re­ments,” said Peter Peng, vice pre­si­dent of Inspur Group. “Broadcom’s new com­ple­te port­fo­lio of OCP NIC 3.0 Ether­net adap­ters will allow us to offer high-per­for­mance and cost-effec­tive ser­ver solu­ti­ons to our broad ran­ge of custo­mers in Chi­na and around the world.”

Quanta/QCT have been spear­hea­ding OCP inno­va­tions for the past deca­de and is a lea­ding adop­ter of the new OCP NIC 3.0 stan­dard,” said Mike Yang, seni­or vice pre­si­dent of Quan­ta Com­pu­ter Inc. and pre­si­dent of Quan­ta Cloud Tech­no­lo­gy (QCT). “We plan to take advan­ta­ge of Broadcom’s port­fo­lio of OCP NIC 3.0 Ether­net adap­ters to offer our custo­mers a com­ple­te Ether­net con­nec­tivi­ty solu­ti­on based on the high per­for­mance NetX­tre­me E‑series pro­duct line.”

H3C’s new Uni­Ser­ver R5300G3 ser­ver inte­gra­ted many inno­va­tions to meet the strong demand of Chi­ne­se custo­mers for the cut­ting-edge tech­no­lo­gy,” said Bil­ly Chen, vice pre­si­dent of the new H3C Group and pre­si­dent of the Com­pu­te & Sto­rage pro­duct line. “Broadcom’s new OCP NIC 3.0 port­fo­lio of Ether­net adap­ters from 1G to 200G addres­ses the full ran­ge of speeds and feeds our broad custo­mer base requi­res.”

Wiwynn is plea­sed to work with our long-term partner—Broadcom to deve­lop the new OCP NIC 3.0 solu­ti­ons to enab­le high per­for­mance Ether­net con­nec­tivi­ty in next-genera­ti­on data cen­ters,” said Ste­ven Lu, vice pre­si­dent of pro­duct manage­ment at Wiwynn. “Broad­com is the indus­try lea­ding sup­plier that can offer an advan­ced and com­ple­te port­fo­lio of Ether­net con­nec­tivi­ty solu­ti­ons based on the new stan­dard.”

GIGABYTE con­ti­nues to impro­ve our ser­ver per­for­mance by opti­mi­zing design from genera­ti­on to genera­ti­on. The new OCP 3.0 spe­ci­fi­ca­ti­on helps us achie­ve hig­her Ther­mal Design Power (TDP) limi­ta­ti­ons, sim­pli­fies FRU instal­la­ti­on and remo­val, and imple­ments PCIe Gen 4.0 (16 GT/s). OCP 3.0 will be a key fea­ture of GIGABYTE’s next genera­ti­on ser­ver archi­tec­tu­re. Thanks to Broadcom’s full line up of OCP3.0 NICs, we can pro­vi­de a wide selec­tion of pro­duc­ts to ful­fill dif­fe­rent demands from our custo­mers. We are plan­ning to launch our AMD EPYC™ Pro­ces­sor pro­duc­ts qua­li­fied with Broad­com OCP3.0 NICs as our first OCP 3.0 pro­duct wave,” said Aki­ra Hoshi­no, head of Pro­duct Stra­te­gy and Plan­ning at GIGABYTE.

Inven­tec is a lea­ding adop­ter of the new OCP NIC 3.0 stan­dard,” said Geor­ge Lin, gene­ral mana­ger of BU‑6 at Inven­tec. “We plan to take full advan­ta­ge of Broadcom’s port­fo­lio of OCP NIC 3.0 Ether­net adap­ters to offer our custo­mers the com­ple­te Ether­net con­nec­tivi­ty solu­ti­on based on the high per­for­mance NetX­tre­me E‑series pro­duct line.”

MiTAC ser­ver reser­ves the fle­xi­bi­li­ty to sup­port OCP NIC cards. Broadcom’s NIC solu­ti­on is in MiTAC pro­duct POR in order to sup­port genera­ti­on to genera­ti­on OCP, such as V0.5, V2.0, and OCP NIC3.0. Sup­por­ting OCP NIC 3.0 allows us to take advan­ta­ge of bet­ter per­for­mance and relia­bi­li­ty,” said Simon Hwang, vice pre­si­dent of Enter­pri­se Busi­ness Unit at MiTAC Com­pu­ting Tech­no­lo­gy Corp.

In my role as the HPC rep­re­sen­ta­ti­ve on the OCP Incu­ba­ti­on Com­mit­tee and as part of a com­pa­ny that sup­ports a wide varie­ty of OCP-based high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting and arti­fi­ci­al intel­li­gence designs, I’m real­ly exci­ted at the impro­ve­ment to ser­vicea­bi­li­ty and lower total cost of ownership this new Broad­com OCP NIC 3.0 port­fo­lio will give custo­mers,” said Phil Pokor­ny, chief tech­no­lo­gy offi­cer of Pen­gu­in Com­pu­ting. “As the volu­me of data — and the poten­ti­al value that custo­mers can extract from it — con­ti­nues to increa­se, stan­dards like OCP NIC 3.0 will beco­me cri­ti­cal to suc­cess­ful sca­le out. Broad­com tech­no­lo­gies like this are exac­t­ly what custo­mers need to meet the wide varie­ty of modern com­pu­ting needs.”

The Open Com­pu­te Pro­ject Spec 3.0 designs will help enab­le high per­for­mance ser­ver, sto­rage and data cen­ter for scala­b­le com­pu­ting,” said Wei­shi Sa, pre­si­dent of ASRock Rack. “ASRock Rack’s latest OCP 3.0‑compliant cloud com­pu­ting ser­vers and Broadcom’s best-in-class Ether­net adap­ter cards are rea­dy to meet custo­mer demand to achie­ve cost savings and ener­gy effi­ci­en­cy.”

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