Smart NIC w/Bypass 6645 Quad 1GE


Product Overview

A PCIe Gen2.0 Smart Network Accelerator supporting quad 1GE ports. The board incorporates the best-in-class Cavium OCTEON® II CN6645 processor and bypass technology.

To provide maximum network availability, the board has built-in circuitry and logic that allows network traffic to bypass the appliance in cases of failure, firmware and software upgrades, or malicious attacks.

The smart Network Accelerator’s primary purpose is to offload x86 server processors to maintain data throughput and enhance efficiency. The board can be used as an offload engine for deep packet inspection and analysis, content inspection and protection, and crypto engine to accelerate SSL and IPsec.

The board incorporates the Rhino Health Monitoring (RHM) tool, providing continuous monitoring of CPU cores, board peripherals, and host processor via heartbeats, voltage, and temperature checkpoints.

Key Benefits

Rhino’s Health Management (RHM) Tool

Proprietary onboard circuitry and logic providing programmable board and CPU Health Monitoring and Failure Management to ensure optimal network operation and availability


Bypass Technology

Built-in circuitry and logic providing programmable bypass capabilities in cases such as failure, firmware and software upgrades, or malicious attacks

Cavium OCTEON II 6645 Processor

The Cavium OCTEON family of Multi-Core MIPS64 processors is the industry’s most scalable, highest-performance, and lowest-power solution for intelligent networking applications ranging from 100Mbps to 100Gbps

Made in The U.S.A

Rhino products are designed and manufactured locally at our facility in the Silicon Valley, California


Combines cutting-edge Cavium OCTEON II CN6645 along with all required memories, quad 1xGE ports with bypass, power distribution, clock, and reset circuitry.

  • 10/6/4 MIPS64 cores @1.2GHz
  • Dual banks of On board 4/8/16 GB DDR3 with ECC memory
  • 8MB NOR parallel Flash
  • Onboard Interfaces:
    • Quad 1-GE copper ports
    • One USB2.0 host
    • PCIe x 4 lanes
    • One RS232 port
    • 1GE management port
    • EJTAG for easy debug
  • Built-in circuitry to bypass network traffic in the event of power failure or
    when software chooses to disconnect from the network traffic. This features
    allows maximum Network availability


Rhino U-boot
Linux SDK

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Product Ordering

PCIe Gen2.0 Smart NIC incorporating 4-MIPS64 Cors, AAP, 1.2GHz, 4GB DDR3, 8MB flash, 4x1GE ports, and bypass