Wind River, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, announced support, training and services for the development of applications based on the Intel Data Plane Development Kit (Intel DPDK). These offerings are immediately available to customers developing on any Linux operating system to help them create cost-effective, high-performance networking solutions based on the latest Intel processors.
4G networks and the constant flood of mobile devices have contributed to an ongoing data traffic explosion. Network equipment providers must deliver greater packet throughput and handle data more intelligently in order to accommodate a relentlessly stressed network. The combination of Intel multi-core platforms and the Intel DPDK, a set of data plane libraries designed for high-speed networking, can achieve high levels of packet processing. Wind River Linux is currently fully integrated with Intel DPDK for built-in high-performance optimizations for fast packet processing.
"Communications equipment makers are under pressure to create devices that can handle the strain of today's data intensive networks. Intel DPDK delivers strong packet processing capabilities from Intel-based processors," said Glenn Seiler, senior director of product management at Wind River. "When customers combine the fast packet delivery of Intel DPDK with protocols such as IPsec and applications like deep packet inspection (DPI), they can create high performance solutions for a broad set of network elements, security appliances, mobile and broadband edge devices. Companies can now take advantage of Wind River's expertise with Intel DPDK whether they are developing on Wind River Linux or any Linux distribution of their choice."
"We reported up to a 30% performance boost when our Sensory Networks HyperScan DPI software was used with Intel DPDK integrated with Wind River Linux, compared to the same tests without Intel DPDK," said Sab Gosal, chief executive officer for Sensory Networks. "With Wind River Linux optimized for Intel DPDK and multi-core Intel architecture, our HyperScan software delivers wire-speed DPI while providing greater network security and inspection intelligence. This integrated solution creates a compelling proposition for network equipment suppliers looking to build out their DPI functionality with ease and a rapid time to market."
Wind River helps customers build, integrate and manage their Intel DPDK solutions with customized services and support. Wind River services for Intel DPDK include architecture consulting, design and integration, protocol porting, performance tuning and validation. Wind River's support offerings for Intel DPDK include standard and premium support. Premium support includes a dedicated team of managers and engineers, service level agreements, detailed reports and extensive onsite coaching assistance. Wind River Test Management and Wind River Simics simulation tools also work seamlessly with the Intel DPDK and Wind River Linux as well as many other Linux distributions. Wind River can also provide trainer-led education courses with hands-on labs covering Intel DPDK APIs and configurations. More information is available at http://www.windriver.com/announces/intel-data-plane-development-kit/ .
"The Intel Data Plane Development Kit is able to deliver new levels of packet processing performance," said Stephen Price, director of marketing, Communications Infrastructure Division at Intel. "Wind River offers complete lifecycle solutions such as development, support, services and integration for the Intel DPDK which helps customers consolidate workloads and enable high performance packet processing on Intel architecture."
With more than 150 engineers possessing on average over 10 years of device software experience, in support centers across the globe, Wind River has one of the largest support organizations in the embedded industry. Wind River has achieved Service Capability and Performance (SCP) certification, the gold standard for outstanding customer support. Wind River was also recognized with a 2012 MarketTools ACE Award, honoring its achievement in customer satisfaction for worldwide support.
Additionally, Wind River and Intel have created an embedded development kit, which includes Wind River Linux optimized for Intel DPDK and the latest generation of Intel Xeon processors, to assist in the rapid development of data plane applications. The Intel DPDK is packaged for a Wind River build environment and fully integrated with Wind River Workbench development tools.