Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK)
Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) greatly boosts packet processing performance and throughput, allowing more time for data plane applications.
DPDK can improve packet processing performance by up to ten times. DPDK software running on current generation Intel® Xeon® Processor E5-2658 v4, achieves 233 Gbps (347 Mpps) of L3 forwarding at 64-byte packet sizes.1 As a result, telecom and network equipment manufacturers (TEMs and NEMs) can lower development costs, use fewer tools and support teams, and get to market faster.
Developers can use DPDK to consolidate workloads into a single architecture, for a more scalable and simplified solution.
Learn about community events, download the latest major and stable releases, and get documentation, including quick start instructions, user guides, programmer’s guide and release notes.
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Intel® Network Builders
Fostering a vibrant ecosystem to lead the network transformation of tomorrow.
Intel® Network Builders University offers deep dives into different components of DPDK, providing hands-on installation and set up, as well as testing and performance measurement courses.
The program starts with an introduction to DPDK (DPDK 101/201) and includes additional courses like, “How to Maximize Performance of NFV on Intel® Architecture.”