A blog article by Alex Agerholm, who explains and delves into the concept of packet capture as a service in a virtualized environment.
VPP - Vector Packet Processing is a open-source project with high community activity. How does it perform running on Napatech NICs?
As a continuation to his previous blog - “Flexible Pluggable Front Port Technology”, in the current blog Claus Ek focuses on the latest addition to the QSFPx form factor family - the QSFP-DD.
In his latest blog, Sven talks about the network traffic replay at 100G and its benefits in a test scenario.
FPGA has shown that it can provide significant acceleration and a high level of reconfigurability and doing all that with an efficient compute power per watt.
So where does all this lead and who is the winner?
In the run-up to SDN World Congress in The Hague, it is interesting to note that it was at this very show in Dusseldorf 5 years ago that the original NFV whitepaper was first presented. How time flies!
TRex is used to show that 64 byte packet generation at 100Gbps on a 100GbE link is achievable using a standard server and a Napatech NIC.
I am writing this blog article in continuation of my previous blog - “Future-proof FPGA platforms the longevity and upgradability”. In this blog entry, I discuss the available pluggable front port technology, complementing the flexible properties of the described future-proof FPGA-based SmartNICs. Here are the properties of front port technology that define its flexibility: Level of backward compatibility Number of link types supported Number of link rates supported Available lane breakout functionality The market is swamped with different IEEE/MSA defined front port formfactors, that currently support link speeds up to 400G. Only a reduced subset of these meet the physical outline limitations imposed by the PCIe standard. With focus on the high-end SmartNIC use case, this blog will focus on…
Packets burst into contiguous memory provide a huge performance benefit due to L1 HW prefetching and optimal PCIe utilization.
During the first week of May I attended the RedHat Summit in Boston for the first time. This year over 6000 people from the open source community around the world got together for 3 days to learn about the latest innovations, ideas and initiatives under the RedHat umbrella.