fd.io vs cumulus vs snabb vs OVS vs OpenNSL
Maciek Konstantynowicz (mkonstan)
mkonstan at cisco.com
Fri Jun 15 15:48:38 UTC 2018
Gleaned this thread on nanog mailer archive  mentioning fd.io :)
Not a "thought leader", but I thought I respond with some fd.io data
points, hopefully relevant to the thread’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
- SW data plane benchmarking, technical paper .
- Test and performance report for last fd.io release .
- Continuous trending of fd.io vpp master branch .
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.
 "FD.io: A Universal Terabit Network Dataplane", https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLJ0XLeV3V4.
 FD.io CSIT-CPL rls1804, https://docs.fd.io/csit/rls1804/report/.
 FD.io CSIT-CPL continuous VPP performance trending:
as of next week above link will be migrated to: https://docs.fd.io/csit/master/trending/trending/ip4.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
> 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 ?
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