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Monday, September 26 • 3:25pm - 3:50pm
FD.io Mini Summit - "Communications" vs "Networking" : FD.io and Linux Containers - Keith Burns

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The benefits of user-space networking are clearly apparent as evidenced by
projects like fd.io VPP (dataplane), but also

- "ingestion" projects such as: DPDK, NETMAP, XDP/BPF
(accessing/altering kernel networking from userspace), SR-IOV etc
- and the commensurate user-space TCP stacks: fd.io TLDK, LKL, libuinet,
MTCP etc.

Compound this with what will become mainstream in the near future:

- (R)DMA approaches: 100G Infiniband networking, HP's "The Machine",
- decomposition of monolithic application design into "microservice
composition" using container technology,
- design philosophy of "12-factor applications" where REST features
prominently as an Inter-Process Communication (IPC) mechanism

and what becomes apparent in investigating these topics is the disparity
between "communications" and "networking".

In this talk we will discuss a phased approach to solving these issues
using parts "evolution" and "revolution" where we address:

- the goals of "(inter process) communication" and how we see this
impacting "networking"
- POSIX/BSD socket relevancy for IPC and possible alternate approaches
- What are the requirements that TCP fulfils in modern communications
and what might be alternatives


Monday September 26, 2016 3:25pm - 3:50pm PDT
Room 401/402