A training and support services has been announced by Wind River, for the development of applications based on the Intel Data Plane Development Kit (Intel DPDK). This service is now available to engineers developing on any Linux operating system to help in the creation of cost-efficient, high-performance networking solutions based on the latest Intel processors.

4G networks and the constant flood of mobile devices have contributed to an ongoing data traffic explosion. Network equipment providers must deliver greater packet throughput and handle data more intelligently in order to accommodate a relentlessly stressed network.

The combination of Intel multi-core platforms and the Intel DPDK, a set of data plane libraries designed for high-speed networking, can achieve high levels of packet processing.

‘Communications equipment makers are under pressure to create devices that can handle the strain of today’s data intensive networks. Intel DPDK delivers strong packet processing capabilities from Intel-based processors,’ said Glenn Seiler, senior director of product management at Wind River. ‘

When customers combine the fast packet delivery of Intel DPDK with protocols such as IPsec and applications like deep packet inspection (DPI), they can create high performance solutions for a broad set of network elements, security appliances, mobile and broadband edge devices. Companies can now utilise this service combing Intel DPDK whether they are developing on Wind River Linux or any Linux distribution of their choice.’

‘We reported up to a 30 percent performance boost when our Sensory Networks HyperScan DPI software was used with Intel DPDK integrated with Wind River Linux, compared to the same tests without Intel DPDK, said Sab Gosal, chief executive officer for Sensory Networks.

‘With Wind River Linux optimised for Intel DPDK and multi-core Intel architecture, our HyperScan software delivers wire-speed DPI while providing greater network security and inspection intelligence. This integrated solution creates a compelling proposition for network equipment suppliers looking to build out their DPI functionality with ease and a rapid time to market.’

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