ADLINK Software Defined Network Platform

Version 2

    As server virtualization and cloud computing becomes the mainstream, Software Defined Networking (SDN) was developed to simplify traditional network architectures. SDN accomplishes this by separating black-box switches or routers into a centralized controller (a.k.a., OpenFlow controller) and a switch plane, known as an OpenFlow switch or server node. Based on Intel® QuickAssist Technology and Intel® Data Plane Development Kit (Intel DPDK) based Open vSwitch enablement, the ADLINK DPDK Toolkit allows ADLINK hardware platforms to be deployed as SDN controllers and server nodes, improving encryption/decryption computing performance and networking I/O throughput for SDN solutions.

     

     

     

    Highlights

    Up to 20Gbps SSL performance to accelerate encryption OpenFlow channels between controller and switch/server nodes

    10 times I/O performance boosting over native Open vSwitch and Linux Unlimited software flow table size; easy and flexible management Linear flow-based switching performance at above 256-byte frames Optimized HW acceleration flow classification for higher performance flow

    searching and lower CPU resource usage Dynamic flow addition/deletion by integrating with 3rd OpenFlow controller;

    e.g. POX, floodlight ... Friendly GUI/SNMP APIs to monitor port traffic and flow statistics more easily

     

     

     

    Components

    Hardware

    SDN Controller for accelerating encryption OpenFlow channels Value: aTCA-6250 with dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2658/2648L (8-core), one optional Intel® Communications Chipset 8920 module and up to four 10G I/O ports Performance: aTCA-9700 with dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 (10-core), dual optional Intel® Communications Chipset 8920 modules, and up to four 40G I/O ports;

    SDN Server Node to provide VMDq/SR-IOV virtualization Value: aTCA-6150 series with dual Intel® Xeon® L5518/L5638 (6-core), max. 96GB memory and dual 10G I/O ports Performance: aTCA-6250 with dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2658/2648L (8-core), max. 128G memory and four 10G I/O ports

     

     

    Software

    ADLINK DPDK Toolkit with SDN module to support DPDK based Open vSwitch

    Validated KVM/VMware hypervisors, certified VMware Ready QuickAssist Technology driver/APIs for Linux and DPDK Embedded Power Management Agent for power savings Hardware Failure Prediction for more robust service

    IPMI/HPI based system management for smart management Friendly GUI for easy management of flow statistics