Xilinx Debuts Industry-First P4_16 to FPGA Compilation and Introduces New P4-NetFPGA Workflow for Networking Researchers at P4 Industry Events

May 11, 2017

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) announced today it will participate in the 2017 P4 Developer Day and P4 Workshop, May 16 - 17 at Stanford University, debuting its P416 to FPGA compilation and introducing a new P4-NetFPGA workflow for networking researchers. As co-chair of the P4.org working group that has developed the new P416 language standard, Xilinx is a lead sponsor and co-presenter for the two-day event. Join the 2017 P4 Developer Day and P4 Workshop to learn about the sessions and demonstrations and more. To register, visit http://p4.org/.

May 16 at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
P4-NetFPGA Workflow for Networking Researchers
At the 2017 P4 Developer Day, Xilinx will introduce the P4-NetFPGA workflow for networking researchers, developed in collaboration with Stanford University and the University of Cambridge. The new workflow couples the new Xilinx® P416 to FPGA compilation capability with the Xilinx technology-powered open source NetFPGA SUME platform for networking research (netfpga.org). It allows researchers to easily conduct experiments in hardware operating at line rate. At the Developer Day, there will be a half-day hands-on laboratory allowing attendees to gain experience with P4-NetFPGA, including implementing In-band Network Telemetry.

May 17 at Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
P416-to-FPGA Compilation Demonstration
At the 2017 P4 Workshop, where the new P416 language specification will be discussed, Xilinx will debut its P416 to FPGA compilation flow based on the Xilinx® SDNet™ Development Environment for Networking. SDNet supports FPGA packet processing rates between 1 Gb/sec and 100 Gb/sec.  At the workshop, an industry-first demonstration of joint work by Xilinx Labs and Stanford University will show stateful data plane processing for the TCP protocol implemented by compiling a P416 program to a Xilinx FPGA.

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