6WINDGate™ TCP Termination Benchmark: 107M concurrent connections/5M sockets per second on HP’s DL580

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 in Applications, Data Plane Acceleration, DPDK, Events, Industry Trends, Network Protocols, Networking Performance

6WINDGate™ TCP Termination Benchmark: 107M concurrent connections/5M sockets per second on HP’s DL580

Last week at Intel Developer Forum (IDF), 6WIND announced industry leading TCP Termination performance leveraging our 6WINDGate™ packet processing software with our partners, HP, Intel, IXIA, and Mellanox. We had a lot of traffic to our booth for our breakthrough TCP Termination demo and a lot of great discussions came out of it! Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at IDF this year! Check out the benchmarks on one HP DL580 server leveraging DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit)...

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DPDK.org and the Growing Community!

Posted on Sep 9, 2014 in DPDK, Events

DPDK.org and the Growing Community!

Data Plane Development Kit or better known as DPDK, is a set of libraries and drivers for fast packet processing running on Linux. For more information, check out: dpdk.org The DPDK Summit is an annual one-day event that brings together the DPDK open source community for technical presentations and dialogue. This year the DPDK Summit was held in San Francisco the day before the start of Intel Developer Forum (IDF). The DPDK Summit concluded with my presentation on “High Performance...

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Congratulations to Winners of 6WIND’s Inaugural SPEED MATTERS: The Challenge, DPDK Contest!

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in DPDK, Events

Congratulations to Winners of 6WIND’s Inaugural SPEED MATTERS: The Challenge, DPDK Contest!

Thank you to everyone who participated in our first annual Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) contest, SPEED MATTERS: The Challenge. Our goal was to create a contest to enter novel applications that have been designed using the DPDK to increase the knowledge of the broader community and to collaboratively lend expertise. We had entries from all over the globe, ranging from Fortune Global 100 companies to individuals who submitted concepts to actual code! Our judges had a hard time selecting the winners......

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VOTE for 6WIND’s OpenStack Summit Session on Accelerating NFVI Using DPDK

Posted on Aug 4, 2014 in Cloud Infrastructure, DPDK, Events, Networking Performance

VOTE for 6WIND’s OpenStack Summit Session on Accelerating NFVI Using DPDK

Over 1,000 speaker submissions were collected for this year's OpenStack Summit in Paris, November 3-7. I submitted my proposed presentation for Telco Strategies on "High Performance NFV Infrastructure: DPDK Host Applications with Neutron/OpenStack and VNF Acceleration". This presentation will highlight accelerating Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) for Telco Operators to design faster, more flexible applications and services. 100 Gbps of packet processing throughput...

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On your mark, get set, go! SPEED MATTERS DPDK Contest

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 in DPDK, Events

On your mark, get set, go! SPEED MATTERS DPDK Contest

Have you registered for SPEED MATTERS: The Challenge? The date is fast approaching when we will announce the winners at Hot Interconnects on Google's campus in Mountain View, California on August 26!  We have over 30 registrants from across the globe and counting! Registration and entries for our SPEED MATTERS DPDK Contest are open until August 1. Our application process to enter the contest is simple...already have a white paper, solution brief or video explaining your DPDK...

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Emulex And 6WIND Develop DPDK Poll Mode Driver For Advanced Network Functions

Posted on Jun 13, 2014 in Data Plane Acceleration, DPDK, Events, Software Defined Networking

Emulex And 6WIND Develop DPDK Poll Mode Driver For Advanced Network Functions

This week at HP Discover, Emulex announced its partnership with 6WIND to develop the DPDK Poll Mode Driver for the Emulex OneConnect® OCe14000 family of 10Gb and 40Gb Ethernet (10/40GbE) Network and Converged Network Adapters (CNAs). We are excited for this announcement as it gives customers additional flexibility while choosing networking components for their servers. Our 6WINDGate™ packet processing software is the key on top of the Poll Mode Driver (PMD) to unlock networking...

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SPEED MATTERS: The Challenge DPDK Contest Prizes Detailed

Posted on Jun 5, 2014 in Cloud Infrastructure, DPDK, Network Functions Virtualization

SPEED MATTERS: The Challenge DPDK Contest Prizes Detailed

We are continuing our effort to solicit entries for SPEED MATTERS: The Challenge DPDK design and implementation contest. If you are involved in a project with DPDK, flex your expertise in software design by entering our contest. We will have categories for individual and team entries, so solo network design rockstars are encouraged to enter. We have posted details of the prize packs for SPEED MATTERS: The Challenge DPDK design contest online here. We are hoping to reward novel...

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6WIND and Red Hat NFV Foundation

Posted on May 28, 2014 in Cloud Infrastructure, DPDK, Network Functions Virtualization, Software Architecture

6WIND and Red Hat NFV Foundation

Thank you to Red Hat for joining us for a high energy DemoFriday with SDNCentral last week. We showed our live demo of “Enabling High Performance NFV” with the combination of 6WINDGate packet processing software and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform with a highly engaged and inquisitive audience. Stay tuned for the recording to post within a couple weeks. If you have not already read it, Reporter Kenton Williston wrote an interesting blog about NFV platforms including the...

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High Performance NFV Demo on SDNCentral with 6WIND and Red Hat

Posted on Apr 25, 2014 in Cloud Infrastructure, Network Functions Virtualization, Networking Performance, Networking Protocols, Software Defined Networking

High Performance NFV Demo on SDNCentral with 6WIND and Red Hat

Register for 6WIND’s upcoming DemoFriday on SDNCentral and learn how to build high performance Network Functions Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI) by eliminating network bottlenecks. 6WIND and Red Hat are teaming up to present a demo of high-performance NFV for a routing Virtual Network Function (VNF) using 6WINDGate packet processing software and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform. For more information, visit SDNCentral. Friday, May 23, at 10:00 am PDT Register...

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Enabling High Performance NFVI for Telecom Operators

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 in Cloud Infrastructure, Network Functions Virtualization

Enabling High Performance NFVI for Telecom Operators

6WINDGate™ packet processing software includes a high performance Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solution for Telecom Operators with its open networking platform for the NFV Infrastructure (NFVI). The solution includes 6WINDGate’s Accelerated Open vSwitch (OVS) module to deliver an aggregated bandwidth of 200 Gbps to Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) using 10 processor cores and Intel® DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit). Based on a fast path architecture, 6WINDGate transparently...

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