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RouteBricks: Exploiting Parallelism to Scale Software Routers

Date and Time
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Computer Science 402
Katerina Argyraki, from EPFL
I will discuss the problem of building fast, programmable routers. I will present RouteBricks, a high-end router architecture that consists entirely of commodity servers. RouteBricks achieves high performance by parallelizing router functionality both across multiple servers and across multiple cores within a single server; it is fully programmable using the familiar Click/Linux environment. I will also present RB4, our 4-server prototype that routes at 35Gbps; this routing capacity can be linearly scaled through the use of additional servers.
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