Barefoot Networks Teams Up with Western Digital and Università della Svizzera italiana to Showcase In-Network Consensus for Use with Storage Class Memory and P4
Barefoot Tofino™ Used in P4 Implementation for Low Latency Storage Class Memory Access is Presented at the P4 European Workshop
CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom, Sept. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- P4 European Workshop —At the P4 European Workshop (P4EU 2018), Barefoot Networks and researchers from Western Digital and Università della Svizzera italiana (USI), with support from Xilinx and STORDIS, will today present a new breakthrough for providing in-network high-performance fault tolerance for Storage Class Memory (SCM) access using the P4 programming language. The demonstration uses a P4 program implementation developed by Western Digital and USI using Barefoot’s 6.5Tb/s Tofino™ switch ASIC.
Programmable forwarding plane technology is enabling network owners to create and deliver value by accelerating application performance. One of the ways this is achieved is by offloading network functions that are run on servers or appliances onto switches. In addition to performing all standard switch and router functionality with higher efficiency and scale, P4-programmable forwarding planes enable Computational Networking use-cases that are not possible with fixed-function switching silicon, giving users the ability to create simple and scalable packet processing pipelines that meet their unique needs.
The richness of the open P4 ecosystem—with a high-performance, networking domain-specific processor, such as Barefoot Tofino—empowers network owners, operators and application developers to create new functions and features at the forwarding plane-level to extract more value out of the network.
"The usage of new, emerging memories, such as persistent memory, offer huge possibilities to address the increasing diversity of Big Data and Fast Data applications and workloads proliferating in our data-centric world,” said Dejan Vučinić, Director, R&D Engineering, Non-Volatile Memory Systems Architecture Group at Western Digital. “However, they require purpose-built system architectures to take full advantage of their speeds in the face of their finite endurance. This breakthrough illustrates new potential for independent scaling of compute and main memory well beyond the practical limits of today's prevailing architectures."
“While most people think of Tofino and P4 as being for networking, this project shows an exciting use-case for storage systems,” said Robert Soulé, Professor, Faculty of Informatics at Università della Svizzera italiana and Research Scientist at Barefoot Networks. “For 20 years, researchers have been trying to improve the performance of consensus protocols. We have been able to achieve five orders of magnitude improvements in throughput by moving these computations into the network. It opens up a whole new way to think about distributed storage.”
“Once again the versatility of Barefoot Tofino and P4 is demonstrated in their ability realize unique functions in the network, this time for distributed storage applications,” said Alexander Jeffries, CEO of STORDIS. “Our expertise in open source networking is helping our Tofino-based switches to be the platforms of choice for delivering innovation in networking by both the industry and academia.”
“When you create technology that is truly open and end-user programmable without compromise on performance and price, the possibilities are boundless,” said Prem Jonnalagadda, Director, Product Management at Barefoot Networks. “The ability to run consensus protocols directly in the switch forwarding plane using P4 and Tofino creates significant benefits to the shared storage environments, delivering the best end-to-end system and application performance.”
In a testament to the agility of P4-programmable forwarding planes, the live demonstration shows the use of a Barefoot Tofino-powered switch running a variation of a classic consensus protocol by Attiya, Bar-Noy, and Dolev (ABD), adapted for use with SCM. The project allows users to keep replicated copies of remote, non-volatile memory consistent, while also ensuring low latency access times. This is an important step towards replacing the traditional memory hierarchy with a cost-effective, uniform type of memory/storage that is resistant to failures.
The demo runs on the STORDIS BF6064X, a 64-port 100GB bare-metal switch powered by a 6.5Tb/s capacity Tofino ASIC. To simulate the memory endpoints, the demo uses Xilinx NetFPGA-SUME Development Boards.
The project team consisted of Vučinić, Marjan Radi, and Yang Liu from Western Digital, and Prof. Soulé, Prof. Fernando Pedone, and Huynh Tu Dang from the Systems Institute of USI, and Jaco Hofmann from Technische Universität Darmstadt. They will present the paper at P4EU 2018 on Sept. 24: 1st P4 European Workshop (P4EU 2018).
P4EU 2018 is the first P4 Language Consortium event in Europe. It aims to bring together P4 and P4->NetFPGA researchers from Europe and around the world to foster the growth of the P4 Community. P4EU, which will run as a workshop held in conjunction with the 26th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP), aims to enable researchers to publish early stage work and small scale projects.
About Barefoot Networks
Barefoot Networks launched in 2016 after two years of developing technology that built switch silicon with a forwarding plane that is defined in software while not compromising on performance. Barefoot empowers network owners and their infrastructure partners to design, optimize, and innovate to meet their specific requirements and gain competitive advantage. In combining the P4 programming language with fast programmable switches, Barefoot has also created an ecosystem for compilers, tools, and P4 programs to make P4 accessible to anybody. Backed by Google Inc., Goldman Sachs Principal Strategic Investments, Alibaba, Tencent, and by premier venture capital firms Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Andreessen Horowitz, Barefoot Networks is headquartered in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit https://barefootnetworks.com/. Follow us on Twitter: @barefootnetwork. Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/barefootnetworks. Follow us on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/barefoot-networks.
Barefoot Networks, the Foot Logo, Tofino are trademarks of Barefoot Networks. Western Digital, and the Western Digital logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and/or service marks, indicated or otherwise, are the property of their respective owners.
For Barefoot Networks:
A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/5d5bde48-1df8-4ff9-ba52-07e2b205144c.
One Liberty Plaza - 165 Broadway
NY 10006 New York
GlobeNewswire is one of the world's largest newswire distribution networks, specializing in the delivery of corporate press releases financial disclosures and multimedia content to the media, investment community, individual investors and the general public.
Følg saker fra GlobeNewswire
Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra GlobeNewswire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.
Siste saker fra GlobeNewswire
BrandSafway™ Announces Acquisition of Century Elevators22.2.2019 20:00:00 | Pressemelding
Enhances motorized access capabilities in industrial and commercial construction markets throughout the Gulf Coast and beyond Kennesaw, Georgia, USA, Feb. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KENNESAW, Georgia; February 22, 2019 – In a move to expand its motorized capabilities and offer a full suite of access technologies throughout the Gulf Coast, Brand Safway is pleased to announce the acquisition of Century Elevators, effective February 22, 2019. The leading rack and pinion elevator specialist in North America, Century Elevators provides construction and industrial elevators, material hoists, and transport platforms in the Gulf Coast region and beyond. Century Elevators is also the exclusive distributor of PEGA Hoist Ltd. products throughout North America and Böcker Maschinenwerke GmbH (Boecker) equipment in the United States. “Century Elevators is a very welcome addition to BrandSafway,” said Dave Witsken, president of Energy and Industrial at BrandSafway. “With the outstanding experience
Open Compute Project Announces Updated Market Forecast22.2.2019 16:39:00 | Pressemelding
Open Source Foundation Exceeds 2018 Forecast for Non-Board Member Adoption, Tops $2.56 billion and expected to surpass $10 billion by 2022. Austin, Texas, Feb. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Open Compute Project Foundation (OCP) announces today the high level results of a follow up assessment of the market impact of the Open Compute Project worldwide. For a second year, OCP has engaged IHS Markit, a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, to determine the adoption and impact of OCP gear in the technology industry. Since its inception, OCP has worked to drive innovation in and around the data center industry, bringing together thousands of engineers from nearly two hundred member organizations. The demands on the modern datacenter continue to expand with the growth of IOT, security and edge computing, as well as increasing energy consumption requirements. IHS Markit interviewed OCP members, suppliers and service providers, as well as incorporated their own in-de
Magna Announces Fourth Quarter and 2018 Results and Raises Quarterly Cash Dividend by 11%22.2.2019 11:00:00 | Pressemelding
Fourth Quarter 2018 Highlights Record fourth quarter sales of $10.1 billion up 5% from the fourth quarter of 2017 Cash from operations of $1.6 billion Returned $585 million to shareholders through share repurchases and dividends Raised quarterly cash dividend by 11% to $0.365 per share Full Year 2018 Highlights Record sales of $40.8 billion, up 12% from 2017 Record diluted earnings per share of $6.61, an increase of 13% Record cash from operations of $3.7 billion Returned approximately $2.3 billion to shareholders through share repurchases and dividends AURORA, Ontario, Feb. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Magna International Inc. (TSX: MG; NYSE: MGA) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018. THREE MONTHS ENDED DECEMBER 31, YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2018 2017 (2) 2018 2017 (2) Reported Sales $ 10,137 $ 9,684 $ 40,827 $ 36,588 Income from operations before income taxes $ 607 $ 765 $ 2,951 $ 2,985 Net income attributable to Magna International I
IMImobile announces integration of WhatsApp Business solution into its enterprise cloud communications platform IMIconnect22.2.2019 10:37:00 | Pressemelding
The WhatsApp Business solution will be made available across its enterprise cloud communications platform IMIconnect allowing businesses to launch business-to-consumer communications on WhatsApp LONDON, Feb. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global cloud communications software and solutions provider IMImobile PLC, today announced the integration of the WhatsApp Business solution into its enterprise cloud communications platform IMIconnect. The WhatsApp Business solution enables businesses to connect with over 1.5 billion users in a simple, reliable, and private way across 180 countries worldwide. As a WhatsApp Business solution provider, the IMIconnect platform will enable enterprises to seamlessly integrate the WhatsApp Business solution into their customer communications strategies, and drive engagement through intelligent and context-aware messaging. “We are excited to announce the integration of the WhatsApp Business solution today in our IMIconnect platform. We understand that today’s
Nordic Innovators Cloudstreet and Domos Partner to Deliver an End-to-End, Application-Aware 5G Experience to the Home22.2.2019 09:00:00 | Pressemelding
Cloudstreet’s carrier-grade API and Network Slicing platform with Domos’ Machine Learning Solution for home networks delivers intelligent connectivity out of the box Barcelona, Spain., Feb. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Finland’s Cloudstreet, the US-patented Network Slicing Company, and Norway’s Domos, a leader in Machine Learning technologies for the smart home, are pleased to announce that they have teamed up to create the industry’s first end-to-end, intelligent application and context-aware network slicing solution for home networks. The solution will be on display February 25-28 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in Hall 5, stand 5C41. A perfect example of MWC’s aspirational theme, “Intelligent Connectivity”, the solution closes the loop on delivering a 5G experience to fixed wireless home networks. The combined technologies solve two key, last-mile problems that have plagued mobile-enabled home networks: 1) How to build application-awareness into the network without comprom
General Electric Company: Doc re. GE Files Form 8-K22.2.2019 08:00:00 | Pressemelding
FAIRFIELD, Conn., Feb. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Company General Electric Company ISIN US3696041033 Symbol London: GEC | Paris: GNE Headline Doc re: GE files Form 8-K February 21, 2019 On February 21, 2019, General Electric Company (the "Company") filed a Form 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which has been submitted to RNS. It is also available on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov and on the Company's website at https://www.ge.com/investor-relations/events-reports. http://www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/8048Q_1-2019-2-21.pdf CONTACT: GE Jennifer Erickson +001 646 682 5620 email@example.com This information is provided by RNS, the news service of the London Stock Exchange. RNS is approved by the Financial Conduct Authority to act as a Primary Information Provider in the United Kingdom. Terms and conditions relating to the use and distribution of this information may apply. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit