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Monday, March 9 • 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Networking: ACPI for Bare Metal Switches - Dustin Byford and Andy Qin

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In the world of Open Networking one big problem faces the hardware and software
vendor communities: how to rapidly support an ever growing number of platforms
in a consistent and portable manner that doesn't stifle the growth of the
industry.

For years, NOS vendors have been struggling to support the growth of new Open
Networking devices while attempting to come up with a scalable solution. At
Cumulus, we took inspiration from the disaggregated server market of the 90s
and how OSes are able to support new hardware with little support from the OS
vendor. As such, we took interest in ACPI, the standard interface found in in
servers, laptops, and other consumer products and extended it to the network
realm. This talk will focus on the technical aspects of extending ACPI to
networks, integration into the Linux kernel, and an example of how hardware.


Monday March 9, 2015 3:15pm - 4:00pm
LL20D San Jose Convention Center

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