May 24, 2012 -- Wind River has announced support, training and services for the development of applications based on the Intel Data Plane Development Kit (Intel DPDK). These offerings are immediately available to those developing on any Linux operating system to help them create cost-effective, 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 multicore platforms and the Intel DPDK, a set of data plane libraries designed for high-speed networking, can achieve high levels of packet processing. Wind River Linux is currently fully integrated with Intel DPDK for built-in high-performance optimizations for fast packet processing.
"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, CEO for Sensory Networks. "With Wind River Linux optimized for Intel DPDK and multicore 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."
Wind River helps developers build, integrate and manage their Intel DPDK solutions with customized services and support. Wind River services for Intel DPDK include architecture consulting, design and integration, protocol porting, performance tuning and validation. Wind River's support offerings for Intel DPDK include standard and premium support. Premium support includes a dedicated team of managers and engineers, service-level agreements, detailed reports and extensive on-site coaching assistance. Wind River Test Management and Wind River Simics simulation tools also work seamlessly with the Intel DPDK and Wind River Linux as well as many other Linux distributions. Wind River can also provide trainer-led education courses with hands-on labs covering Intel DPDK APIs and configurations.
In addition, Wind River and Intel have created an embedded development kit, which includes Wind River Linux optimized for Intel DPDK and the latest generation of Intel Xeon processors, to assist in the rapid development of data plane applications. The Intel DPDK is packaged for a Wind River build environment and fully integrated with Wind River Workbench development tools. Information about the evaluation kits is available at Intel ESAA.
Go to the Wind River website to find additional information.