Intel’s next generation communication platform code named Crystal Forest combines essential computing ingredients into one platform. It is capable of handling multiple types of workloads, such as control plane, application plane and data plane concurrently with high throughputs.
This white paper discusses how to run Intel® Data Plane Development Kit (Intel® DPDK) software unmodified in a Simics Crystal Forest environment. It describes the steps needed to run the Intel® DPDK software stack on virtual platforms and compares the time needed typically to get to the same starting point on a real hardware platform.
The Intel® DPDK has been developed for Crystal Forest-based designs and follow-on product lines to further boost the performance of data plane applications on general purpose central processing unit.