Introduction to DPDK: Architecture and Principles


Linux network stack performance has become increasingly relevant over the past few years. This is perfectly understandable: the amount of data that can be transferred over a network and the corresponding workload has been growing not by the day, but by the hour.

Not even the widespread use of 10 GE network cards has resolved this issue; this is because a lot of bottlenecks that prevent packets from being quickly processed are found in the Linux kernel itself.

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