6WIND Announces Contest Winners for SPEED MATTERS: The Challenge
Winners Across the World Commended for Novel Linux Application Implementations Leveraging DPDK
Santa Clara, August 27, 2014 – 6WIND, a developer of packet processing software, announced the winners for its software development contest, called SPEED MATTERS: The Challenge, rewarding creativity, execution and planning with entries that highlight novel Linux networking application implementations leveraging DPDK (Data Plane Development Kit). With registrations across the globe including Fortune 100 companies to individuals, 6WIND awarded three winners including a tie for Grand Prize and one Solo Prize for best individual contribution.
Grand Prize: AEPONYX
With an industry leading vision for Moving the Cloud at the Speed of Light™, AEPONYX is a telecommunications equipment manufacturer, based in Montreal, Canada, which specializes in Wavelength Division Multiplexing Passive Optical Network (WDM-PON) solutions. It won for its novel application to leverage DPDK to optically scale out Cloud Data Centers. For more information visit: www.aeponyx.com/speedmatters
Grand Prize: TrustInSoft
TrustInSoft is a cybersecurity provider based in Paris, France, that leverages source code analysis techniques to protect its customers from security threats. It won for its novel application, which conducted a formal analysis of DPDK by leveraging its TrustInSoft Analyzer, an advanced static source code analyzer. For more information visit: www.trust-in-soft.com/
Solo Prize: Srivats P
Srivats P, from India, is the creator of the open-source cross-platform traffic generator – Ostinato. He is combining DPDK’s packet processing performance power with Ostinato’s features and flexibility to create a 1/10/40G line-rate, feature-rich traffic generator on commodity hardware. For more information visit: http://ostinato.org/
“We would like to thank everyone who entered our SPEED MATTERS contest and congratulate our winners,” stated Vincent Jardin, CTO of 6WIND. “We were delighted to see a high caliber and diverse set of entries showing that corporations and individuals around the world are designing very interesting applications using DPDK for high performance Linux networking.”
DPDK is a set of efficient libraries providing network interface controller drivers. Available under open-source BSD license, developers can create fast path networking stacks and high performance network applications on the Linux platform with open source license support.
6WIND is a founding member of http://dpdk.org, which is a major open source community that enables high performance Linux networking applications such as network functions virtualization (NFV).
6WIND’s 6WINDGate™ packet processing software delivers a number of value-added enhancements to the DPDK libraries that provide increased system functionality and performance compared to the baseline software. The 6WINDGate fast path implements a complete, high performance, ready to use networking stack on top of DPDK including IPsec, Open vSwitch (OVS) acceleration, TCP, Firewalling, MPLS, L2TP, PPPoE, and more without the need to modify existing Linux applications, in both physical and virtual environments, and delivering over 10x performance improvements versus standard Linux. 6WINDGate allows software reuse with any third party crypto accelerators and Network Interface Cards (NICs) from partners such as Cavium, Emulex and Mellanox. OpenStack infrastructures also benefit from 6WINDGate solutions to accelerate Neutron for network functions virtualization (NFV) architectures with virtual network functions (VNFs).
Winners of SPEED MATTERS: The Challenge were announced via 6WIND at Hot Interconnects in Google’s Mountain View Headquarters during the evening reception.
Judges for SPEED MATTERS, The Challenge:
Eric Carmès, CEO for 6WIND
Vincent Jardin, CTO for 6WIND
Dr. Jim Metzler, Founder and Vice President for Ashton, Metzler and Associates
Jean-Louis Rougier, Associate Professor for TELECOM Paris Tech
6WIND’s commercial software solves performance challenges for network vendors in telecom, enterprise and cloud infrastructure markets. The company’s 6WINDGate™ packet processing software is optimized for cost-effective hardware running Linux with a choice of multicore processors to deliver a wide variety of networking and security protocols and features. By solving critical data plane performance challenges on multicore architectures, 6WINDGate enables a cost-effective value proposition, enabling the transition to the future with software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). 6WIND is based near Paris, France with regional offices in China, Japan, South Korea and the United States. For more information, visit http://6wind.com.