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Dataplane Acceleration
Developer Day Europe 2017

Hosted by Open-NFP

SURFnet Offices Hoog Overborch (Hoog Catharijne), 3511 EP Utrecht, Moreelsepark 48

Wednesday, June 7, 2017  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Overview

The DXDD Europe will bring together researchers, developers, students and industry affiliates for hands-on training that satisfies a critical modern data center need – the ability to change network behavior of COTS server networking hardware at the speed at which one can change software. The DXDD will feature extensive hands-on training that will enable participants to rapidly develop or add new networking features into production and ready-to-deploy COTS server networking hardware. The following industry-leading topics ranging multiple programming methods will be the focus of the training: SmartNIC dataplane programming using the P4 programming language, implementation of network functions such as time stamping, probing, and micro VNF using C, as well as implementation of seamless and hardware-agnostic dataplane acceleration using Open vSwitch (OVS), and Enhanced Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF) technologies.

StartEnd Organization Speaker Title
09:00-09:15 Introduction to Open-NFP
09:15-09:45 SmartNIC Architecture, Open Programming Models overview
10:00-10:45 Simon Horman Introduction to OVS/TC-Flower
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:15 David George Introduction to P4/Simple Wire Lab
12:15-1:00 Lunch
1:00   -2:30 David George Advanced P4C/Load Balancer, Metering Lab
2:30   -3:30 Simon Horman eBPF Offload for the Linux Kernel
3:30   -3:45 Break
3:45   -4:45 University/Partner Research
4:45   -5:00 Brian Sparks Wrap-Up/Next Steps