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    Recent Blog Posts
    September
    13
    2021
    Intel Takes Big Steps to Provide Open Access to Intel® Tofi ...
    This P4 blog was contributed by Sunil Ahluwalia, Sr. Director, Product Management, Intel The launch of P4-programmable Ethernet switch ASICs revolutionized data center, telecommunications and enterprise networking. Now, P ...
    June
    7
    2021
    2021 P4 Workshop Wrap up Blog
    The annual 2021 P4 Workshop took place May 17 - 20, 2021, and attracted over 1300 attendees over the three days of live keynotes! The keynote sessions were recorded and are now available on-demand, along with 25 topic-specifi ...
    June
    7
    2021
    Announcing 2021 P4 Workshop Novel Use Award Winners
    This year two new awards were introduced at the P4 Workshop to encourage creative and disruptive use cases for P4. Awardees were determined based on a combination of community vote and program committee selection. Congratulat ...
    May
    26
    2021
    PINS Is Next Step in Software Revolution of Data Center Netw ...
    Contributed by Reshma Sudarshan, Director Applications Engineering, Intel At the 2021 P4 Workshop, engineering leaders from Google and Intel presented on a new standards-based way to extend software defined networking (SDN ...
    May
    25
    2021
    Future Internet at Terabit Speeds: SCION in P4
    This blog was previously published in the SIDN Labs blog on May 25, 2021. As part of the 2STiC programme, we’ve been evaluating and experimenting with future internet architectures at SIDN Labs. One of the architectures ...
    April
    10
    2021
    Flightplan: Dataplane Disaggregation and Placement for P4 Pr ...
    Introduction The Flightplan project envisages the next generation of dataplane programming tools. It introduces the Dataplane Disaggregation problem—splitting up dataplane programs into program pieces that are mapped t ...
    March
    3
    2021
    OpenFlow: Catalyst that Kickstarted the SDN Transformation
    Thirteen years ago, in March of 2008, Nick McKeown and seven academic colleagues published a Call-to-Action for the network research community, proposing OpenFlow as an experimental open interface between the network’s cont ...
    November
    13
    2020
    The Need for Standardization in a Thriving Network Ecosystem
    Editor Note: This post was originally written by Mario Baldi and Vipin Jain for Pensando’s website. With permission, we are re-publishing it here, as they nicely articulate the need for SmartNIC standardization. Introduct ...
    October
    29
    2020
    How P4 Benefits the Router for Academia, Research, and Educa ...
    Editor Note: In this interview, Frédéric Loui discusses how P4 is being used in the GÉANT RARE Project. Introduction The Router for Academia, Research and Education (RARE) project aims to create a full featured router ru ...
    October
    15
    2020
    Brebner Appointed as P4 Architecture Working Group Co-Chair
    I’m delighted to announce that Gordon Brebner (Xilinx) has agreed to lead the P4 Architecture Working Group, joining Andy Fingerhut (Intel) as co-chair. Working group co-chairs are appointed by the P4 Chief Architect and ty ...