Demos Will Show How This Record for Speed, Power and TCO Efficiency For TLS-Encrypted Traffic Was Achieved, Enabling Massive Live Streams and Next-Gen Video Experiences

Los Angeles, CA – April 11, 2023 – Varnish Software, a leader in web caching, video streaming and content delivery software solutions, will demonstrate its record-setting content delivery performance capabilities at NAB 2023, having achieved greater than 1.3 Tbps throughput on a single Edge server consuming approximately 1,120 watts, resulting in 1.17 Gbps per Watt. This massive breakthrough was accomplished in collaboration with Intel and Supermicro.

The combined solution makes it possible for content delivery services and the live event industry to support massive live streaming events in an economical and sustainable way.

“Achieving over 1 Tbps in a single Edge server is a major leap forward for the industry, and critical for delivering the next generation of video and digital experiences,” said Frank Miller, CTO, Varnish Software. “The need to deliver more throughput with less energy and at the lowest cost is growing exponentially. With commercially available software and off-the-shelf server hardware from Supermicro – built on 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors – we have entered a new era of CDN cache performance. Varnish Software’s unique architecture, features and capabilities were essential in reaching the new benchmarks, which include asynchronous direct I/O, NUMA awareness and software-based TLS.”

The benchmarks were accomplished using Varnish Enterprise 6.0 deployed on a Supermicro 2U Hyper server powered by 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, without requiring the use of specialized, added-cost TLS offload cards. Supermicro’s Hyper server line is high-performance and highly configurable platforms for Datacenters, Enterprises and 5G Telco-Edge. These servers are optimized with NUMA balanced I/O configurations. They are optimized to balance among processors, memory, storage, expansion, and networking to give the best TCO efficiency. For expansion, each of these servers offers a variety of PCI-Express (PCIe) Gen 5 x8 and x16 slots for the latest PCIe cards. These workload optimized servers are offered in 1U and 2U form factors in single or dual processor configurations. Hyper is an industry-leading, well-optimized platform for the best TCO efficiency.

Importantly, the throughput and energy efficiencies achieved with this benchmark can be applied to a broad range of servers depending on customer requirements. Varnish Software looks forward to working with key partners Intel and Supermicro on solutions that support a wide range of video and content delivery workloads leveraging cost-effective system footprints and energy efficiency.

To learn more about Varnish Software’s advanced content delivery solutions, and how to deliver responsive and resilient digital experiences from origin to edge, please schedule a meeting with Varnish Software at NAB 2023 here.

This combined solution will also be showcased in the Varnish booth #W3501 and the Supermicro booth #N1015 at NAB 2023.


About Varnish Software  

Varnish Software is the leading caching, streaming and content delivery software stack. Our software helps content providers of any size deliver lightning-fast, reliable, and high quality web and streaming experiences for huge audiences. With over 10 million deployments, our technology is relied on by millions of websites worldwide across every industry including Hulu, Emirates and Tesla.

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