Netronome has developed a domain-specific architecture (DSA) that allows customers to build accelerators for networking and storage applications in data center and edge computing markets. This delivers efficient and high-performance heterogeneous solutions when paired with multi-core processors. Netronome’s technology can be purchased as hardened IP blocks to build custom SoC silicon devices, as SoC devices, SmartNICs or Smart Edge platforms and related software.
Netronome is releasing libkefir, a library for converting network filtering rules into BPF programs, in a simple and efficient way! But how does it work? What is it for? Fear not, for all your questions will [hopefully!] be addressed in this blog.
Netronome explains why tail latency can have a crippling effect in data center infrastructures, why it is important for hyperscalers to overcome its challenges, and how Netronome SmartNICs can solve the problem of high tail latency.
Quentin Monnet is a senior software engineer at Netronome, where he works on advanced technologies at the driver level, such as the software pieces of eBPF offload, and modestly contributes to several open source projects. Before joining Netronome, he was part of the Research & Development team at 6WIND, and was involved in European research projects that focused on fast, flexible and stateful packet processing for SDNs. Quentin holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Université Paris-Est, France.