VPP: Forwarding 100Mpps with BGP/OSPF on amd64

Pim van Pelt

Playlists: 'denog14' videos starting here / audio

In this talk, Pim will demonstrate high performance routing using open-source VPP and its underlying Data Plane Development Kit. This talk highlights the authors work on integrating the Linux Control Plane which makes BGP, OSPF, etc available with VPP, including smart ways to automate configuration of the router's data- and controlplane layers.
We’ll then turn to a popular DPDK based network load testing tool TRex, and discuss performance benchmarking results from the field using the author’s AS8298 as a practical example. This will demonstrate that a fully open source router can seriously compete with silicon based router vendors.