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Thursday, November 21 • 2:25pm - 3:00pm
Running High-performance User-space Packet Processing Apps in Kubernetes - Abdul Halim, Intel & Peng Liu, Red Hat

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With 5G on the horizon, networking is transforming around us. Network functions have already found their way from proprietary blackbox into servers running in Linux. The Linux networking stack simply cannot keep up with increasing demands for higher throughput and lower latency of these packet flows. The packet processing pipeline is now run in userspace instead, bypassing the kernel. DPDK provides an environment and API to run high-intensive packet processing in userspace. Many CNFs are developed using DPDK. A DPDK application requires specific resources from a host for guaranteed performance. Deploying and running such applications in K8s is always a challenging task.

In this presentation & demo, users will learn about open source technologies and components and how to leverage them to deploy workloads that requires high performance networking infrastructure in a Kubernetes cluster.

Speakers
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Abdul Halim

Cloud Software Engineer, Intel
Abdul Halim is a Cloud Software Engineer working with Cloud Native Orchestration team at Intel R&D based in Shannon, Ireland. Currently he is focused on enabling high-performance networking solutions for NFV use-cases. He is a maintainer of SR-IOV network device plugin and SR-IOV... Read More →
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Peng Liu

NFV Partner Engineer, Red Hat
Peng Liu is a NFV partner engineer of the office of the CTO at Red Hat. He works in the areas of high performance networking and other NFV features on open source cloud platform, like Kubernetes and Openstack. Currently he is focussing on facilitating the Kubernetes integration with... Read More →



Thursday November 21, 2019 2:25pm - 3:00pm
Room 11AB - San Diego Convention Center Upper Level