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fd.io vs cumulus vs snabb vs OVS vs OpenNSL



Hi,

Gleaned this thread on nanog mailer archive [1] mentioning fd.io :)

Not a "thought leader", but I thought I respond with some fd.io data
points, hopefully relevant to the threadâ??s subject. 

Note that most of them focus on data plane functionality, performance
and technology level comparison:

  - IPv4 routing (large FIB) at Terabit speed, a video clip (low-budget)
    showing what difference modern Xeon processors (Skylake) can make to
    SW data plane if coupled with something super-fast, produced by LF
    FD.io  project for Xeon Skylake launch on 11th July 2017 (a year
    ago). [2]

  - SW data plane benchmarking, technical paper [3][4].

  - Test and performance report for last fd.io release [5].

  - Continuous trending of fd.io vpp master branch [6].

And although network control plane is not covered (e.g. BGP), many data
plane hooks required are there incl. large FIBs, VRFs, hierarchical FIB
for IP fast convergence, multicast, etc.

HTH

-Maciek

[1] https://mailman.nanog.org/pipermail/nanog/2018-June/095897.html
[2] "FD.io: A Universal Terabit Network Dataplane", https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLJ0XLeV3V4.
[3] https://fd.io/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2018/01/performance_analysis_sw_data_planes_dec21_2017.pdf
[4] https://wiki.fd.io/images/3/31/Benchmarking-sw-data-planes-Dec5_2017.pdf
[5] FD.io CSIT-CPL rls1804, https://docs.fd.io/csit/rls1804/report/.
[6] FD.io CSIT-CPL continuous VPP performance trending:
  IPv4, https://docs.fd.io/csit/master/trending/new/trending/ip4.html
    as of next week above link will be migrated to: https://docs.fd.io/csit/master/trending/trending/ip4.html
  IPv6, https://docs.fd.io/csit/master/trending/new/trending/ip6.html
    as of next week above link will be migrated to: https://docs.fd.io/csit/master/trending/trending/ip6.html

> From: Marcus Leske <marcusleskex at gmail.com>
> Date: June 14, 2018 at 07:18:16 PDT
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: fd.io vs cumulus vs snabb vs OVS vs OpenNSL
> 
> Hi
> 
> Any thought leader on the list to shed some light to what is happening
> in the world of open networking ? OVS vs OpenNSL vs Cumulus vs fd.io
> vs Snabb vs a lot of stuff :)
> 
> Where is this going ? What are the obvious pros and cons of each when
> it comes to scale and feature velocity ?
> 
> https://www.reddit.com/r/networking/comments/8r0afq/is_their_any_truth_to_the_trend_of_putting/
> 
> Danke