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SDxCentral: Sees Packet Speeds Double with Intel’s New Chips

By Jeska Duman | Jul 19 2017,

The open source Fast Data Project ( announced double performance gains made possible by the latest IntelXeon Scalable processors. Intel’s new chips, which it announced this week, are designed to support data center and networking workloads. The group said the chips have helped it to double its vSwitch performance packet speeds at scale without modification to the software.

FierceTelecom: Linux Foundation’s virtual switch project doubles packet throughput to terabit speed

By Jeska Duman | Jul 19 2017,

The Linux Foundation’s Fast Data (, or Fido) collaborative software project is touting a set of new performance gains that it says will reach terabit levels to accommodate multiple deployment environments, including bare metal, virtual machine (VM) and container. Similar to the way business users can order compute and storage on demand, is designed to enable service providers to offer on-demand network services. These services could include everything from dialing up bandwidth for a specific period, routing or firewall resources. Doubles Packet Throughput Performance to Terabit Levels

By Jeska Duman | Jul 11 2017, San Francisco (“Fido”), relentlessly focused on data IO speed and efficiency supporting the creation of high performance, flexible, and scalable software defined infrastructures, today announced significant performance gains reaching terabit levels at multimillion route scale. Architectural improvement increases in latest Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor family – such as increased PCIe bandwidth – allow to double its performance at scale without modification to the software. Building on its recent 17.04 release, is the only vSwitch for which performance scaling is IO bound rather than CPU bound. offers the software defined infrastructure developer community a landing site with multiple projects fostering innovations in software-based packet processing towards the creation of high-throughput, low-latency, and resource-efficient IO services suitable to many architectures (x86, ARM, and PowerPC) and deployment environments (bare metal, VM, container). “ has long been able to …

SDXCentral: Un-Masking – the Open Source Project that Processes Packets

By Jeska Duman | Apr 13 2017,

The Fast Data Project ( is a networking open source project whose scope includes software-based packet processing, fast Input/Output (IO), and universal data plane management across bare metal, hypervisor, and container environments., which was open-sourced by the Linux Foundation in February 2016, was garnering quite a lot of attention at the recent Open Networking Summit (ONS) 2017 in Santa Clara, California. A key component of is the Vector Packet Processing (VPP) software donated by Cisco at the inception of the project. This code is already running in products on the market today.

PQ Show 85: FD.IO & VPP Open Virtual Switch

By Jeska Duman | Jul 16 2016,

The virtual switch in the hypervisor has been a highly competitive space for a number of years, with VMware’s Virtual Switch squaring off against Open vSwitch.

TelecomTV: Panel session on ‘Fast Data’ @ Intel Network Partner Builders Day

By Jeska Duman | Jun 8 2016,

The Linux Foundation’s Fast Data ( is an open source project established earlier this year with the aim of building a cross-platform I/O services framework so that developers can rapidly develop the sort of high-throughput, low latency services that are required for (amongst other things) Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV). (Fido) is hardware-, kernel-, and deployment-agnostic so can run on physical servers, virtual machines and containers. This distinguished panel – brought together at a recent Intel Network Partner Builders Day – discussed the vision and scope of the project, how it relates to and complements other open source efforts and where members are taking it in terms of proposed work items.