DPDK Framework | Intel Software


Hi. I’m MJay, from Intel. In this video, I’m going to
introduce the DPDK framework, a new feature of DPDK that
abstracts lower-level features and helps you seamlessly take
advantage of DPDK innovations faster in your development. The benefit you get
is the portability of your development
across multiple devices and accelerators,
architectures, and generations. In today’s cloud
environment, you might not know what devices
are present on a platform. So this is a critical feature. DPDK started simple,
with Ethernet devices. Today, with a flex
of innovation, DPDK has expanded to
support additional devices like crypto,
compression, SoC, FPGA, and additional accelerators. Right now, developers
often face challenges when porting their software
to this continuously evolving scenario. And that can be really limiting. Let’s give an example. Let’s say a developer
wants to deliver a QoS application on top of DPDK. Let’s assume they do not
follow the framework, and they chose to support
only one particular device in that product. Once they are done
developing the product, and they start shipping
the products to the client, they learn that the
clients are requesting to use different devices
other than the one the developer chose. This is not good
for the developer. If their client insist that they
want to use a different device, now the developer has to
start porting all over again. If the developer would
have used a DPDK framework, they would have had
a much easier time. DPDK supports multiple
devices from multiple vendors, and each device has its
own unique interface with this QoS functionality. That’s the problem the
DPDK framework solves. The DPDK framework addresses
the community’s need for an abstraction framework. This abstraction improves
agility and portability for the NFV community. The main advantage of
DPDK is performance. DPDK framework provides
accelerated performance while abstracting users
away from the implementation details. In summary, if you
write your application to the DPDK framework, your
portability is long-lived. There’s no longer a need
to go under the hood to address specific devices. Thanks for watching. Don’t forget to access the
links provided, to learn more about the DPDK framework and
how it can further benefit you.

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