A Survey on Data Plane Programming with P4: Fundamentals, Advances, and Applied Research

@article{Hauser2021ASO,
  title={A Survey on Data Plane Programming with P4: Fundamentals, Advances, and Applied Research},
  author={Frederik Hauser and Marco H{\"a}berle and Daniel Merling and Steffen Lindner and Vladimir Gurevich and Florian Zeiger and Reinhard Frank and Michael Menth},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2101.10632}
}

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Using Programmable P4 Switches to Reduce Communication Costs of Parallel and Distributed Simulations

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  • Computer Science
    GLOBECOM 2022 - 2022 IEEE Global Communications Conference
  • 2022
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Multi-step Attack Detection and Mitigation Enhancing In-Network Flow Classification

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A Cache-enabled NDN Forwarding Plane based on Programmable Switches

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Latency-driven Optimization of Switching Pipeline Design in Network Chips

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A novel programmable software datapath for software-defined networking

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Preprint: Open Source Compiling for V1Model RMT Switch: Making Data Center Networking Innovation Accessible

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