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Chaired by: Nick McKeown, Stanford University; Jen Rexford, Princeton University.
Sponsored by: Netronome, Microsoft, Intel, Cisco & Barefoot Networks.
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Wednesday, November 18 • 11:20am - 11:45am
Tier 1 Carrier P4 Use Cases: Going Beyond the Packet Pipeline

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Significant progress has been made by the P4 community on silicon packet pipeline programming use cases. For a Tier 1 carrier such as AT&T, additional surround functions are required to support operational and network management requirements such as demanding real time telemetry and time stamping requirements. These network management functions are implemented on a variety of underlying silicon including ARM processors, x86 processors, FPGA’s, ASIC’s, and system on a chip packet processors. Multiple use cases will be presented for carrier services that link the needs of diverse services such as LTE-Advanced, Layer 2 VPN, Layer 3 VPN, and Broadband to specific network management requirements with a carriers view of where P4 could successfully be extended and applied. Adopting P4 in order to abstract network management programming functions (in addition to packet pipeline functions) from the underlying silicon will simplify and reduce the overall management costs of packet processing platforms for telecommunications carriers.

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Ken Duell, AT&T

Ken Duell is AVP of New Technology Product Development & Engineering at AT&T. His organization is responsible for the design and development of AT&T’s Layer 2 / Ethernet and Layer 3 / IP Edge Router Platforms. His organization’s current focus is on the design and development of AT&T’s Domain 2.0 packet platforms including evolution of packet platforms to be based on merchant silicon and virtual network... Read More →

Wednesday November 18, 2015 11:20am - 11:45am
McCaw Hall - Presentations

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