ceClub: NetFPGA: The Flexible Open-Source Networking Platform

Speaker:
Noa Zilberman (University of Cambridge)
Date:
Tuesday, 8.4.2014, 14:30
Place:
Room 337-8 Taub Bld.

The NetFPGA is an open platform enabling researchers and instructors to build high-speed, hardware-accelerated networking systems. The NetFPGA is the de-facto experimental platform for line-rate implementations of network research and it has a family of boards, supporting from 1GE to 100GE.

The target audience is not restricted to hardware researchers: the NetFPGA provides the ideal platform for research across a wide range of networking topics from architecture to algorithms and from energy-efficient design to routing and forwarding. The most prominent NetFPGA success is OpenFlow, which in turn has reignited the Software Defined Networking movement. NetFPGA enabled OpenFlow by providing a widely available open-source development platform capable of line-rate and was, until its commercial uptake, the reference platform for OpenFlow. NetFPGA enables high-impact network research.

Bio: Noa Zilberman is a Research Associate in the System Research Group, University of Cambridge' Computer Laboratory. Her research interests include open-source network & computing research using the NetFPGA platform, network performance, routing and switching architectures, memories architecture and performance, Internet measurements and topology. In her last roles before joining the System Research Group, she was a researcher in the DIMES project and a chip architect in Broadcom's Network Switching group.

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