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Packet Processing

There is ever-increasing pressure on networks to perform and manage greater workloads with the uptick in cloud, mobility, and now the Internet of Things. The Packet Processing project contains an important collection of tools to accelerate development of network transformation software, as outlined by Software Defined Networking (SDN) and a complementary initiative, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).

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NFV-I Host Configuration For Low Latency

Additional contributions by: Yunhong Jiang, David Su, and Gary Wang 1: Introduction Network Function Virtualization (NFV) promises to liberate telecommunication providers from the constraints of legacy physical network functions and traditional business practices. However, handling network workloads in software, especially with small packet sizes, raises challenges of latency and jitter. The...

Managing growing mail list activity.

It has been exciting to see a 60%+ growth in the number of subscribers to the project’s mailing list between January and April of this year. To manage the incoming mail more efficiently, we would like to introduce two Subject Line designations: Please add [Discussion] to the Subject Line when you have a question about functional capabilities, stack architecture, performance, setup and project...

Longer Term Update in The Works

I am pleased to announce additional developments within our project. In addition to standardizing and publishing performance, we have undertaken a significant effort that we would like the community to be aware of: Intel's DPDK vSwitch forwarding engine is being reworked to take advantage of upcoming Intel DPDK library update offering a programmable and scalable switching pipeline.  ...

Defect Management Reporting Update

The last three months have seen tremendous growth in code size, complexity and number of community participants for the Intel® DPDK accelerated vSwitch. While very exciting, we were coming to a stage in late January where we needed to set up some of the fundamentals of this community-led project to ensure that its steep acceptance curve continues throughout 2014.  One of these areas is...