Open-NFP (Open Network Function Processing), an industry group focused on on research and development in datapath offloads and acceleration for SDN and NFV applications, will host a series of webinars focused on P4 programming techniques, applications and usage. The six session series runs from July 13 through September 21, 2016.
Open-NFP also announced the creation of a cloud-based infrastructure for server hardware-accelerated P4-based application development. The infrastructure utilizes the Netronome generally available Integrated development environment (IDE) connected to a pool of servers with Agilio™ intelligent server adapters (ISAs). The IDE supports P4 development tools from the P4 Language Consortium (www.P4.org) and provides extensions for optional C-based programming for sophisticated functions such as stateful processing.
“We are pleased to provide our first summer series of online trainings that focus on the P4 and C programming language, as well as a cloud-based infrastructure that can be of service to researchers offering their own P4 and C-based lectures and labs,” said Dr. Bapi Vinnakota, managing director of Open-NFP. “Our educational series of webinars will feature introductory and advanced levels of P4-based topics such as custom tagging, time stamping, NFV and building a network time server. We look forward to working with the academic, industry and research communities to further enhance their programming education and productivity.”