Benchmarking NFV Software Dataplanes

@article{Niu2016BenchmarkingNS,
  title={Benchmarking NFV Software Dataplanes},
  author={Zhixiong Niu and Hong Xu and Yongqiang Tian and Libin Liu and Peng Wang and Zhenhua Li},
  journal={CoRR},
  year={2016},
  volume={abs/1605.05843}
}
A key enabling technology of NFV is software dataplane, which has attracted much attention in both academia and industry recently. Yet, till now there is little understanding about its performance in practice. In this paper, we make a benchmark measurement study of NFV software dataplanes in terms of packet processing capability, one of the most fundamental and critical performance metrics. Specifically, we compare two state-of-the-art open-source NFV dataplanes, SoftNIC and ClickOS, using… CONTINUE READING
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