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Wednesday, October 17 • 1:30pm - 1:50pm
(Slides attached) [Stack Track 1:30-1:50] Control Your Network ASICs, What Benefits switchdev Can Bring Us - Chiu Hung Wei邱宏瑋 (ThunderToken霹靂幣有限公司)

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 In this session, I will introduce what is switchdev and what problem it wants to solve. To this day, most of the hardware switch's  application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC)  only be controlled by the vendor's proprietary binary (SDK) and it's inconvenient for system administrator/developer. In order to break the chip vendor's lock-in situation, the switchdev had been designed to solve this. With the help of switchdev, we can develop a general solution for hardware switch chips and break the connection with vendor's binary-blob (SDK).
In order words. Linux kernel can directly communicate with the vendor's proprietary ASIC now, and the software programmer/system administrator can easily control that ASIC to provide more flexible, powerful and programmable network function.

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Chiu Hung Wei 邱宏瑋

DevOps, ThunderToken
Chiu’s education background includes a B.S and M.S degrees in computer science from the National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, in 2008 and 2012 respectively. He's passionate about participating open-source projects and communities and discussing any topics in the Internet... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 1:30pm - 1:50pm
Microelectronics and Information Systems Center Conference Room 1 1001 University Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan 300, ROC