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Monday, December 10 • 9:15am - 9:45am
VPP Host Stack - Florin Coras, Cisco

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Although packet forwarding with VPP and DPDK can now scale to tens of millions of packets per second per core, lack of alternatives to kernel-based sockets means that containers and host applications cannot take full advantage of this speed. To fill this gap, VPP was recently added functionality specifically designed to allow containerized or host applications to communicate via shared-memory if co-located, or via a high-performance host stack inter-host.

In this talk, we will provide a short overview of the major components of the host stack: shared memory fifos, session layer, TCP stack, communications library (VCL) and discuss how existing and new applications could leverage the benefits of this new architecture.

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Florin Coras

Software Engineer, Cisco
Florin Coras is a Software Engineer in the Chief Technology and Architecture Office at Cisco where he focuses on userspace host stacks, network virtualization, and programmable overlays. He has contributed to a number of open source projects including FD.io and OpenDaylight. He is... Read More →


Monday December 10, 2018 9:15am - 9:45am
4C-4 Washington State Convention Center