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    June
    14
    2022
    Tencent Implements Gateway Functionality in P4 Switching App ...
    Author: Junwei Zhang, Tencent Cloud Architecture and Platform Department Background and Introduction Tencent Gateway (TGW) is the first access point for Internet traffic going over the Tencent network, which consolidates mu ...
    June
    8
    2022
    P4 Workshop Showcases Expansion of Programmable Infrastructu ...
    Recently I was honored to serve as General Chair for the Annual P4 Workshop, an entirely on-line event hosted by the Open Networking Foundation. I’ve been following P4 (Programming Protocol-independent Packet Processors) fo ...
    December
    8
    2021
    New Network Equipment Grant Program from Intel Reduces Cost ...
    Networking research is often an expensive, resource-intensive undertaking, especially when the researchers need to prove that their solution is both viable and effective in solving problems facing modern networks that operate ...
    November
    18
    2021
    Intel Highlights P4 Research with over 60 Papers Published b ...
    By Vladimir Gurevich, Intel Principal Engineer What do finite state machines have in common with fast trigonometric calculations? How about load balancing and linear error correction codes? Or is it true that the famous Ch ...
    November
    9
    2021
    Table Driven Interface API Opens P4-Programmable Data Plane ...
    By Sunil Ahluwalia, Intel Data flows in a modern data center are constantly changing and evolving as new workloads are added and others are moved to different servers when they need more compute, memory or storage. This ...
    October
    27
    2021
    2021 P4 TST Election Results
    We are delighted to announce the results of the recent 2021 P4 Elections. JK Lee (Intel), Noa Zilberman (Oxford University), and Steffen Smolka (Google) have been elected to 2-year terms on the P4 Technical Steering Team (TST ...
    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 ...