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P4 Programmability for the Netronome Agilio SmartNIC

By Awanish Verma | Mar 08, 2016

In the past few years P4 enabled network switches have gained popularity and many of the network switch and device vendors are already working on providing P4 programmability. One of the main driving factors for this is emergence of SDN with separation of control and data plane. P4 is a target-independent network programming language where users can write the forwarding behavior of the network devices (ASIC/NPUs/FPGAs) using the standard forwarding model defined in the P4 architecture specification.

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Netronome Agilio SmartNIC and Tieto Application Software for 4G LTE Mobile Traffic Acceleration

By Awanish Verma | Feb 19, 2016

According to the visual networking index (VNI) mobile forecast, mobile traffic will grow 8 fold from 2015 to 2020, a compound annual growth of 53%, that translates to 30.6 Exabytes per month by 2020 (the equivalent of downloading 7,641 million DVDs each month) vs. 3.7 Exabytes per month in 2015. This traffic growth will need significant performance improvement and more efficient CPU core utilization.