Response: Taking the Wraps off of Intel’s New SDN Products at IDF

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Intel announced the FM6700 chipset at the Intel Developers Forum in Sept and I missed this particularly interesting piece of information that will upset the OpenFlow haters: For the SDN networks, the FlexPipe frame processor can be used to parse and process SDN packets. The switch also supports 4,000 complete OpenFlow 12-tuple table entries that […]

Response: Intel SDK Update Boosts Data Center Switching Features

Intel announces that their SDK for their premium merchant silicon FM6000 now supports VXLAN, EVB with VEPA and TRILL. This is faster than I expected to announce VXLAN and TRILL. In essence, these features are now vital for modern data centre  switching. Assuming that vendors can rapidly integrate the SDK into their firmware OS, the […]

Intel: Arista uses our Merchant Silicon

Intel is crowing about their silicon being used in Arista’s 7124SX switch. Note that this is Intel’s switching silicon (from their purchase of Fulcrum not the FPGA.). At Network Field Day, Arista was at pains to avoid discussing their merchant silicon vendors, claiming that they choose the best chipset available at any time.