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Powering the Future of Network Software & Applications

The Open Source Data Plane Development Kit Accelerating Network Performance

DPDK 23.11 now available for download

Take a detailed look at what this release brings to the table, the contributors behind it, and what lies ahead for the DPDK community in our >> latest blog

The most popular kit to accelerate packet processing on a wide variety of CPU architectures

Designed to run on x86, POWER and ARM processors, DPDK is a set of libraries running mostly in Linux userland, with a FreeBSD port available for a subset of features. Licensed under the Open Source BSD License.

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.

Event Update

DPDK Summit 2023

A big thank you to everyone who travelled from around the world to make this year’s event a resounding success!

The session videos are now live!

> Watch the videos

“Myth-busting DPDK – Revealed: the Past, Present, and Future of the Most Popular Data Plane Development Kit in the World: > Read the Whitepaper

Join the Organizations Supporting DPDK

The work of developing libraries for fast packet processing could not happen without the generous support of our members.


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Development of DPDK is led by a diverse group of technical, open source contributors. Everyone is welcome.

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