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Come Hack With Us

Introducing Open-NFP’s Dataplane Acceleration Day Hackathon on December 12, where we will bring teams together to push the boundaries of dataplane performance and scalability. Participating teams will utilize advanced programmable networking features and optimize performance and scaling for applications. Example applications include: Network automation, data collection/telemetry, virtual function acceleration, service chaining, new services in mini data centers, new network packet processing tasks and/or new protocols. The Hackathon competition is open for startups and academics.

Netronome will provide the hardware and software needed to develop and test your algorithms. Please bring your laptops and your ideas.

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Prizes

Every team has the opportunity to win.

  • Get your motor running: Every team that can create and compile their accepted project proposal gets $1,500
  • Three $2,000 special innovation prizes awarded to teams that excel in performance, real-world impact, design novelty
  • Every participant will also receive an Echo Dot

1. Novelty*

  • 1st place - $1,500
  • 2nd place - $1,000
  • 3rd place - $500

2. Design Quality*

  • 1st place - $1,500
  • 2nd place - $1,000
  • 3rd place - $500

3. Performance*

  • 1st place - $1,500
  • 2nd place - $1,000
  • 3rd place - $500

*Note: Teams placing in one category are ineligible to win in another.

In addition to the category awards, a hackathon overall grand prize will be awarded.

Grand Prize+

  • 1st place - $2,000
  • 2nd place - $1,000
  • 3rd place - $500

+ Note: All teams are eligible even if awarded in the Novelty, Design Quality, and Performance categories.

Timeline

Date

November 08

November 27

November 29

December 04

December 12

Milestone

Registration Opens

Proposals Due

Acceptance Notification

Registration Closes

Hackathon Event

Teams And Acceptance

The Open-NFP hackathon will host teams of up to 3 people. Each team, including a list of team members, must be registered for the event. All teams will be notified of acceptance on November 29.

Additional Training

All hackathon participants will receive free admission to and are highly encouraged to attend the Open-NFP Dataplane Acceleration Day (DXDD) on December 11. The conference will bring together researchers, developers, students and industry affiliates for hands-on training and discussions about recent dataplane acceleration developments and future advancements. The extensive hands-on training will include an introduction and advanced topics on OVS, P4 and the NFP architecture, actions in C, as well as new approaches to dataplane acceleration such as eBPF.

For additional pre-workshop training and readiness, we encourage you to visit the Open-NFP classroom and view our large catalog of on-demand webinars. https://open-nfp.org/the-classroom/

Judging Criteria

Recognized industry experts will be judges for the innovation prize. Judging criteria will include the following:

  • Originality – project’s originality in terms of idea and implementation
  • Presentation – impression from team presentation and demo
  • Execution – how much was actualized within the Hackathon dev cycle
  • Performance - throughput, performance efficiency
  • System design – ​effective use​ of host and offload​​

*Note that not all the criteria carry the same significance.

Team Registration

Location

Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd Mountain View, CA 94043
Directions:

From San Jose via US-101 North

20 Minutes - 15 Miles
Take US-101 North toward San Francisco
Take Shoreline Blvd exit
Turn right onto Shoreline Blvd
Cross through intersection
Museum is on your right

From San Francisco via US-101 South

40 Minutes - 35 Miles
Take US-101 South toward San Jose
Take Shoreline Blvd exit
Turn left onto Shoreline Blvd
Cross through intersection
Museum is on your right

From East Bay via I-880 South

25 Minutes - 20 Miles
Take I-880 South toward San Jose
Merge onto CA-237 West toward Mountain View
Merge onto US-101 North toward San Francisco
Take Shoreline Blvd exit
Turn right onto Shoreline Blvd
Cross through intersection
Museum is on your right

From East Bay via I-880 South

25 Minutes - 20 Miles
Take I-880 South toward San Jose
Merge onto CA-237 West toward Mountain View
Merge onto US-101 North toward San Francisco
Take Shoreline Blvd exit
Turn right onto Shoreline Blvd
Cross through intersection
Museum is on your right

About Open-NFP

Open-NFP.org is a worldwide, community-driven organization that enables open and collaborative research in the area of network function processing in server networking hardware. The organization is designed to serve the growing need from the academic and data center networking communities to conduct cutting-edge research and development in the areas of server-based networking datapath offload and acceleration techniques. Since its introduction in November 2015, Open-NFP has hosted 50+ open research and development projects from academia and industry. Relevant software and sample datapath libraries are hosted on GitHub, enabling collaborative development across distributed teams. The organization’s website is designed to be a common repository of open source networking datapath P4/C application code and research papers. Visit us at www.open-nfp.org.