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Tuesday, October 14 • 4:30pm - 5:20pm
Open vSwitch and DPDK - Jesse Gross, VMware

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DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit) has generated a lot of excitement by demonstrating that it is possible to do high speed networking purely in software. However, as the name implies, DPDK is a building block and set of tools rather than an application for end users. In order to be useful, it needs to be built into existing software.

Open vSwitch is already widely used in software based networking due to its programmability, flexibility, and integration with other tools. In addition, due to its portability, OVS is relatively easy to adapt to new types of data planes, making the two a perfect fit.

DPDK has many similarities to existing platforms used for Open vSwitch but also some marked differences, especially if the best possible performance results are to be achieved. Come hear the experience of getting OVS running on DPDK, where we are, and what still needs to be done.


Jesse Gross

Sr. Staff Engineer, VMware
Jesse Gross has worked on the Open vSwitch project since its inception and is the Linux kernel maintainer of the fast-path dataplane. He is also a coauthor of several other technologies related to network virtualization including the Geneve tunneling protocol currently being standardized... Read More →

Tuesday October 14, 2014 4:30pm - 5:20pm CEST
Room 18

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