[HAIFUX LECTURE] Open Ethernet Initiative -- Matty Kados
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
Open Ethernet Initiative - using Linux as the foundation of a
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!
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