Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Netronome Develops OpenFlow Reference Design based on its Flow Processors

Netronome will demonstrate the first software defined networking (SDN) reference design that uses flow processors and open dataplane software controlled by the OpenFlow protocol. The company is showing its reference at this week's Open Networking User Group (ONUG) in Boston.

Netronome’s NFP‐6xxx is powered by 96 packet processing cores and 120 multi‐threaded flow processing cores operating at up to 1.2 GHz. It delivers 200 Gbps of packet processing with deep packet inspection, network and security processing, and I/O virtualization for over 100 million simultaneous flows. It is also specifically designed for tight coupling with x86 processors.

"In an SDN world, applications and services require flow intelligence at a very granular level," said Jarrod Siket, senior vice president of marketing at Netronome. "This requirement is forcing devices to support all OpenFlow match fields in SDNs. Programmable flow processors are well positioned to service these applications by supporting the evolving OpenFlow standards."

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