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Tuesday, July 28 • 4:50pm - 5:40pm
Enabling DPDK Accelerated vSwitch in OpenDaylight and Accelerating Service Function Chaining - Sharad Mishra, Intel; Eric Multanen, Intel; Danny Zhou, Intel and Rajeev Koodli, Intel

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There is an ever-increasing pressure on networks to perform and manage greater workloads with increase in cloud, mobility, and Internet of Things. Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) is an open source project comprising a set of libraries and drivers for fast packet processing. There is an effort to accelerate OpenVSwitch (OVS) using DPDK. In order for OpenStack orchestrator to make use of DPDK acceleration, ODL needs to find the capabilities of OVS and pass the required port type information to OpenStack. ODL will take in commands from OpenStack for DPDK accelerated vSwitch and pass it to OVS. This presentation talks about what hooks are provided in ODL to enable support of DPDK accelerated vSwitch. The talk will also provide an overview of implementation of the emerging Service Function Chaining (SFC) using DPDK. The presentation will include our experiences in the implementation of the SFC classifier, SFF and illustrative SFs, and the VxLAN-GPE+NSH processing using the Open Virtual Switch (OVS) with DPDK-netdev capability. We intend to share preliminary performance results and future work on hardware offloads.


Sharad Mishra

Sharad Mishra is a Network Software Engineer at Intel Corp. He is a contributor to OVSDB project. Prior to joining Intel, Sharad worked at IBM for 15+ years. He worked in the areas of virtualization, systems management and Linux enablement. He contributed to oVirt and maintained... Read More →

Eric Multanen

Eric Multanen is a Network Software Engineer at Intel Corp. He is a contributor to the OVSDB project.Eric has worked at Intel for 15+ years, primarily in the area of Ethernet networking (hubs, switches, NICs).Eric has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and an MS... Read More →

Tuesday July 28, 2015 4:50pm - 5:40pm PDT
Grand Ballroom D

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