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DPDK is the Data Plane Development Kit that consists of libraries to accelerate packet processing workloads running on a wide variety of CPU architectures.

Designed to run on x86, POWER and ARM processors, it runs mostly in Linux userland, with a FreeBSD port available for a subset of DPDK features. DPDK is licensed under the Open Source BSD License. The most recent patches and enhancements are available for download.

DPDK Library Features

Receive and Send Packets Within the Minimum Number of CPU Cycles

Develop Fast Packet Capture Algorithms (tcpdump-like)

Run Third-Party Fast Path Stacks

Some packet processing functions have been benchmarked up to hundreds million frames per second, using 64-byte packets with a PCIe NIC.

Upcoming Events

DPDK Summit · December 3-4, 2018
San Jose, CA

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DPDK China · June 24th, 2019
Shanghai, China

Attend DPDK China, co-located with Kubecon+CloudNativeCon+Open Source Summit, June 24th, 2019. Let’s discuss the present and future, including DPDK roadmap suggestions, container networking, P4, hardware accelerators and any other networking innovation. (CFP Open until April 15th 2019)

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