[c-nsp] Leaked Video or Not (Linux and Cisco for internal Sales folks)

James Bensley jwbensley at gmail.com
Fri Jun 22 05:04:42 EDT 2018

On 22 June 2018 at 09:27, Saku Ytti <saku at ytti.fi> wrote:
> What would be disruptive is someone openly publishing their ASIC/NPU
> specs and P4 compiler, so that we use vanillla linux kernel to drive
> the forwarding-plane.



Open source hardware and a P4 target to drive it!

I've been watching these two projects for a couple of years now, very
exciting stuff in my opinion however, I can't convince anyone at
$dayjob to show any interest in them :(
[1] Right now FGPA NICs + low end CPU are still mega expensive versus
a standard Ethernet NIC + DPDK + high end CPU. However I do think it
is worth getting on the front foot with these technologies, Juniper
have started to support P4 which again, I convince anyone at $dayjob
to look into.


[1] Over the years you realise that tech skills aren't super useful if
you can't convince your business why a certain technology might be
better for them relative to their business needs.

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