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Intel DPDK vs Broadcom/Mellanox SDK

Use the package that corresponds to the chipset in your equipment.
Ie. Broadcom/Mellanox chips use that SDK.  Intel chips use DPDK.
With white box switches using Broadcom chips you will run into issues
If you don't use the Broadcom SDK.  Obviously your mileage will vary
based on the actual application.  If it isn't a hardware switch and is CPU based
like a home router, then there are a lot more factors and the CPU factors may
outweigh the chipset factors.  You may want to look at a list related to home
routers for more guidance.


-----Original Message-----
From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Kasper Adel
Sent: Sunday, June 03, 2018 11:45 PM
To: NANOG list <nanog at nanog.org>
Subject: Intel DPDK vs Broadcom/Mellanox SDK


Anothe email thread to get some guidance on points to consider when comparing new platforms that advocate using DPDK as the hardware acceleration SDK vs the broadcom/mellanox.

The DPDK ones claim enhanced performance but every time i ask questions, i get the logical and typical answer of â??it dependsâ??

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