Posts Tagged ‘Intel Xeon’

6WIND – From Data Plane Acceleration to Virtual Appliances

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

Data Plane Acceleration with 6WIND and Intel DPDK

Data Plane Acceleration with 6WIND and Intel DPDK


6WIND is an interesting company I’ve been following for some time now, initially out of curiosity, and then out of more curiosity :-) . They first started as a networking software company claiming to solve performance challenges for software defined networks (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). How you ask? They leverage the capabilities of multicore processors and Intel’s Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) to allow direct access to the data plane enabling a zero-copy mode from network to CPU! (more…)

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Intel Hyper-Threading Technology

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Intel Core i7Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (HT Technology) enables each processing core to run multiple tasks or “threads” at the same time. Intel HT Technology also improves overall performance on threaded software by increasing processor throughput. For each physical processor core, the operating system addresses two virtual processors. For example, a processor with two cores with HT Technology will be capable of 4-way multitasking. (more…)

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