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The ODSA Workshop: Starting off the New Year With an Important Milestone

By Bapi Vinnakota | Jan 03, 2019

January is a big month for the Open Domain-Specific Accelerator Workgroup (ODSA) effort, and it all starts off with the first workshop at the end of January. In addition to a brief status update, the workshop will focus on three big goals in 2019:

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Netronome and P4: A Brief History and a Roadmap

By Bapi Vinnakota | Jun 28, 2016

Approximately one year ago, Netronome joined The P4 Language Consortium (p4.org) and almost immediately began actively contributing to the language’s growth. An anniversary is usually a good time for some introspection.

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P4 with the Netronome Server Networking Platform

By Bapi Vinnakota | May 04, 2016

Software-defined networks (SDNs) aim to produce more effective networks by increasing network flexibility and agility. P4 is a new declarative language to describe packet processing in SDNs. P4 builds on the work in the OpenFlow specifications by allowing protocol processing in the data plane to be specified programmatically.

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Open-NFP: A New Forum for Networking Data Plane Acceleration Research

By Bapi Vinnakota | Apr 05, 2016

Netronome held an inaugural P4/C Workshop in November 2015. The conference was a one-day technical hands-on introduction to P4 and C based programming on Netronome intelligent server adapters (ISAs) and was attended by more than twenty universities and companies. More than three-fourths of the attendees developed or conducted research in networking systems and software. Post-conference feedback from the attendees indicated that again more than three fourths planned to use P4 or a combination of P4 and C to code the data plane in networks. At the conference, Netronome also introduced open-nfp.org, a forum for open research in acceleration and offload for network function processing and for collaboration with academic institutions around the world.