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MEDIA ADVISORY: Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) Publishes Defining White Paper

By July 20, 2020Announcements

SAN FRANCISCO – July 20, 2020 –The Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) project, hosted by the Linux Foundation, consists of libraries and drivers to accelerate packet processing workloads running on a wide variety of CPU architectures, today announced the availability of a new white paper entitled, “Myth-busting DPDK in 2020: the past, present, and future of the most popular data plane development kit in the world.

 Produced by Avid Think and Converge! Network Digest with DPDK community support, the paper outlines the critical role DPDK plays in the evolution of networking infrastructure, while dispelling a number of myths and misconceptions about the technology. 

 “DPDK is a robust community that continuously adapts to shifts in technology with the goal of providing optimal value to the networking industry. As the community approaches the tenth anniversary of the project, we are pleased to release a thorough outline of DPDK’s capabilities and upcoming innovations,” said Jim St. Leger, DPDK Board Chair. 

 Topics outlined in the paper include:

  • Explanation/definition of DPDK
  • Market Evolution
  • DPDK Proliferation Across Architectures
  • Infrastructure Acceleration Trends and  DPDK’s Continued Market Evolution
  • What’s next for DPDK

 Download the white paper and check out  related videos on the top 10 DPDK myths, here: 

 DPDK is a robust community of member organizations committed to enabling accessible fast packet processing to help move the networking industry forward. This includes Gold members Arm, AT&T, Ericsson, F5, Intel, Marvell, Mellanox (NVIDIA), Microsoft,  NXP, Red Hat, ZTE; Silver members 6Wind, AMD, Broadcom, Huawei; and Associate members Eötvös Loránd University, KAIST, Tsinghua University, University of Massachusetts Lowell, University of Limerick, and University of New Hampshire-Interoperability Lab. 

DPDK will host its annual DPDK Userspace summit as a virtual experience this year, September 22-23.  Userspace is a community event focused on software developers who contribute to or use DPDK, or are interested in doing so. The event includes presentations on the latest developments across DPDK, as well as in-depth discussions relevant topics to the open source data plane community. Registration is now open

For more information or details on how to participate in the DPDK Project, please visit: 

 About DPDK

The Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) project consists of libraries and drivers to accelerate packet processing workloads running on a wide variety of CPU architectures. By enabling very fast packet processing, DPDK makes it possible for organizations to move performance-sensitive applications to the cloud. Created in 2010 by Intel and made available under a permissive open source license, the open source community was established at in 2013 by 6WIND and moved under the auspices of The Linux Foundation in 2017. 

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