Open-NFP Announces Fall 2017 Webinar Series Based On Cutting-Edge Research at Leading Universities

Aug. 28, 2017

Bi-weekly Webinars to Focus on Data Plane Application Development and Acceleration on SmartNICs, Solving Critical Data Center Networking Challenges Related to Scaling Security, Visibility and Virtualization

SANTA CLARA, CA. – August 28, 2017Open-NFP, a worldwide, community-driven organization focused on research and development in datapath offloads and acceleration for SDN, NFV, hyperscale and security/visibility applications, announced today its third series of webinars focused on SmartNIC programming techniques, applications and usage. The series runs from September 20 through November 1, 2017. Registration is open and free for all webinars. Open-NFP (which stands for Open Network Function Processing) fosters open source development of server-based networking applications that require hardware-based acceleration to deliver higher performance and efficiency.

“Developers and researchers wishing to tackle today’s data plane acceleration challenges and further their own practical knowledge will appreciate the opportunity to learn from their peers about advanced data plane research and rapidly developing new networking features into production and ready-to-deploy COTS server networking hardware,” said Dr. Bapi Vinnakota, managing director of Open-NFP. “We are excited to assemble and host our second fall webinar series and look forward to continuing our collaboration with the academic, industry and research communities to further enhance their programming education and productivity.”

Open-NFP Fall 2017 Webinar Series Dates, Topics and Speakers:

Since its inception and the first annual developer conference in November 2015, Open-NFP membership has grown and now hosts over 45 open research and development projects from academia and industry. Relevant software and sample datapath libraries are all hosted on GitHub, enabling collaborative development across distributed teams.

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About Open-NFP 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. The organization’s website is designed to be a common repository of open source networking datapath P4 and C application code and research papers. For more information please visit

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