[HAIFUX LECTURE] Open Ethernet Initiative -- Matty Kados

Eli Billauer eli at billauer.co.il
Sat Mar 1 18:05:11 IST 2014

On Monday, March 3rd at 18:30, Haifux will gather to hear a talk by 
Matty Kados:

    Open Ethernet Initiative - using Linux as the foundation of a 
networking OS

Slides are available at 


The current landscape of proprietary Ethernet switches and e-switches 
limits the foundation of compute and storage clouds and Web 2.0 
infrastructures. The “Generation of Open Ethernet” initiative requires a 
networking operating system that enables both invocation of independent 
development while leveraging the strength of an open source community..

Linux as the foundation for most of the commercial networking stacks is 
a nature candidate for driving both legacy switching and routing 
applications and the most recent innovation for overlay networks, flow 
steering and SW defined networks. A Fully Linux base open source switch 
OS, with the addition of a generic HW acceleration SW interface, will 
give flexibility with the best performance while delivering higher value 
and differentiation and will provide a uniform OS for Ethernet 
switch/router boxes as well as host virtualization embedded NIC 

In this talk we will discuss on the following topics:

* What is the correct way to model both eSwitch and network legacy 
switch in the Linux kernel/ user model?
* Open Vswitch vs. Linux bridge models?
* How to provide a full .1Q support?
* Best ways to reflect iptable ebtable configuration to HW?
* What is the right model for running network protocols (e.g. xSTP, 
LACP, QCN) in the kernel/ user Linux architecture?


We meet in Taub building, room 6. For instructions see:

Attendance is free, and you are all invited!

Future lectures:

17/03/14 Linux Containers and the future cloud: Rami Rosen


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