Intel® Xeon® D-2100 Processor Extends Intelligence to Edge
Last month Intel introduced the new Intel® Xeon® D-2100 processor, a system-on-chip (SoC) processor architected to address the needs of edge and other data center or network applications constrained by space and power. The Intel Xeon D-2100 processor extends the outstanding performance and innovation of the Intel® Xeon® Scalable platform from the heart of the data center to the network edge, where communications service providers face the need to continuously grow performance and capacity without increasing power consumption.
Intel® Network Builders University Announces Virtualized Network Operations Training
The Intel Network Builders University is excited to announce the addition of the new Virtualized Network Operations Training Program. There are three new courses in the program to bolster your knowledge on network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN). Learn more about the new courses and the value they provide.
– Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Operations: In this course, you will get an introduction to virtualized networks, virtualized network functions (VNFs), and VNF Descriptors. You will also learn about network services, network service descriptors, and lifecycle management.
– Software Defined Networking (SDN) Operations: Learn about SDN principles and operations in this new course. You will learn about yang and netconf for SDN as well as SDN in wide area networks.
– Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) on OpenStack*: In this course, you will get an introduction to OpenStack as a platform and the available performance options. This course will also provide a practical network service example.
The Intel Network Builders University has over 100 courses available across four languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese). Check back with the university regularly to see the new educational content being added each month.
The online portion of the university is available to all Intel® Network Builders program members and the public through a simple registration here. Intel Network Builders University is one of three learning centers in Intel® Builders University, which also includes the Intel® Cloud Builders University and Intel® Storage Builders University. Registrants have access to all of the content in the three learning centers.
Please take a look, and after exploring the offerings, let us know what content you would like to see added to the university.
NFV Steps to the Edge with Intel® Architecture: Next Generation Central Office
In their search for greater flexibility, new business models, and lower costs, communications service providers (CoSPs) continue to adopt software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). SDN and NFV, in turn, are driving a significant change in the CoSP's approach to edge evolution of the traditional central office. This white paper describes how and why CoSPs are transforming their edge networks to Intel® infrastructure, allowing them to deliver increased service velocity with excellent flexibility and efficiency.
Welcome Our New Ecosystem Partners and End Users
With more than 275 ecosystem partners, the Intel® Network Builders program continues to grow! We welcome new partners Aarna Networks, Inc.,* Azcom Technology,* Beamr,* Calsoft Inc.,* Dali Wireless,* JMA Wireless,* and Verizon Digital Media Services.*
The latest DPDK release, 18.02, was completed on February 14 and is now available for download from DPDK.org. The release contained 1,315 patches from 145 contributors, making it the second-largest-ever DPDK release. Major new features include a baseband device API (bbdev) to support wireless accelerators such as turbo encoding/decoding, an adaptive virtual function (AVF) PMD that provides a consistent interface to future generations of NICs from Intel® Ethernet 700 Series network adapters onwards, a new ordered packet distribution library (OPDL) PMD under the eventdev API that provides an efficient mechanism for packet distribution, changes to support live migration from vhost-net to vhost-user, and a new DPDK build system using the meson and ninja tools.
This joint white paper from Intel and SK Telecom* presents architecture for a user plane function (UPF) in the mobile packet core (MPC) targeting 5G deployments. Based on current results, telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) and independent software vendors (ISVs) can leverage learnings from this prototyping work to optimize and further develop solutions for high-performance commercial grade implementations.
In tests conducted by Quanta Cloud Technology* and Intel, the QCT Rackgo R* demonstrates 7-minute instantiation of virtual evolved packet core (vEPC) based on workload demand. The demonstration shows the impact the prototype Intel® Rack Scale Design autoscaling feature can have in building agile networks.
The Intel® Ethernet 700 Series network adapters enable dynamic device personalization (DDP). This article shows how to program and configure DDP profiles using the DPDK, with the GTPv1 profile as an example.
This video provides an introduction to the virtualization use case with Intel® QuickAssist Technology software.
Use Docker* containers to configure the Next Generation Infrastructure Core (NGIC) EPC reference implementation from OpenCORD.org.* Launch sample traffic and view packet flow using this interactive demo article.
The first DPDK Summit of 2018 will cover the latest developments on the DPDK framework and their application to a variety of industry segments, including telecom, cloud, enterprise, and security. The event enables the DPDK open source community to share information on DPDK usage and implementation; to hear from DPDK developers, contributors, and users; and to build the DPDK community. The summit schedule and additional information can be found at dpdk.org.
Date: March 9
Location: Leela Palace Hotel, Bangalore
In this hands-on lab, attendees will learn what is new with DPDK and how it is used in other projects such as FD.io,* Kata Containers,* and multi-access edge computing (MEC). They will log on to servers with the latest Intel® Xeon® processors and follow along as instructors give step-by-step instructions. These labs are designed to give a head start in the latest technology in virtualized packet processing.
Attendance is by application only. The event team will review your application and notify you if it is approved. Your spot at the DPDK Lab is not confirmed until you receive an email from Intel indicating acceptance of your application. Click here to apply.
For more details on this lab and updates to the agenda as well as other local events related to DPDK and SDN/NFV, please join the Bangalore Meetup Group.
Date: March 10
Future Network Technology Meetup in Nanjing, China
The first network technology meetup in 2018 organized by Intel and SDNLAB* will focus on technologies such as Hyperscan, DPDK, and NFV. For the full agenda, visit the event website.
Date: March 17
Santa Clara Out of the Box Network Developers Meetup
Attend the March 20 meetup to learn more about packet processing, DPDK, and OpenStack.* There will be three separate tracks covering topics such as DPDK, Intel® Select Solutions, dynamic device personalization (DDP), Istio,* and many others. For a full list of topics and to RSVP, go to the March Meetup: DPDK, Packet Processing & OpenStack meetup page. If you also register on the Eventbrite* page, you'll be entered into a raffle to win a Kindle Fire!*
Date: March 20
London Out of the Box Network Developers Meetup
Mark your calendars for April 16. The Out of the Box Network Developers team is working with the OpenDaylight*/SDN group for a meetup in London. Stay up to date on the details by checking the Out of the Box Network Developers London Meetup page.
Network Developers Webinar Series: "Flexible Support for New Protocol Processing with DPDK Using Dynamic Device Personalization"
Dynamic device personalization (DDP) allows a DPDK application to enable identification of new protocols without changing the hardware. To address this new feature, a new capability has been enabled on the Intel® Ethernet 700 Series network adapters. This webinar will provide details on how to take advantage of this new capability, including a live demo.
Date and Time: March 28, 8 am Pacific time
Presenter: Brian Johnson, Solutions Architect for Ethernet Networking Division at Intel
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