Platform for Network Feature Acceleration (NFV200)

Acronym: NFV200

Poskytovatel: TA ČR
Program: TH – Program na podporu aplikovaného výzkumu a experimentálního vývoje EPSILON (2015 – 2025)
Identification number: TH02010214

Implementation period: 1/2017–12/2019

Netcope Technologies, a.s.
Number of partners: 2
Role of CESNET: partner
Manager for CESNET:
Ing. Pavel Benáček, Ph.D.

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is a technology that finds wide
applications, mainly in datacenters. Aim of the project was to create a platform
enabling easy deployment of virtualized network functions in the
fastest networks.

It was be based on the acceleration card with two 100G Ethernet interfaces
and a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA). Key acceleration modules were
created for the FPGA: a module for fast transfers over the PCIe 4th gen bus and
a module for packet processing programmable in the P4 language. That brought
wide possibilities of card configuration without the need for manual firmware
modifications. Compatibility with a wide spectrum of NFV applications was
enabled by creating a DPDK software interface, which is de-facto standard in
this field.

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Last change: 7.4.2020