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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.

Event Update

DPDK Summit North America• Session Videos Now Available!

DPDK Summit North America is a community event designed to bring together software developers and others who contribute to or use DPDK. The agenda for DPDK Summit North America will cover the latest DPDK developments and roadmap suggestions for future releases. This is a unique opportunity to meet the community to discuss challenges and innovations within the ecosystem.

This event has concluded, but you can access the event session videos on this play list.

 

Stay tuned for updates on future DPDK events. 

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The work of developing libraries for fast packet processing could not happen without the generous support of our members. Learn more about becoming a DPDK member.

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Development of DPDK is led by a diverse group of technical, open source contributors. We are always looking for help. Learn how you can participate.

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