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Motivation

Recent times have seen a strong push by most major network operators towards Network Function Virtualization, whereby traditionally hardware middleboxes are turned into software run on commodity, x86-based servers. Helping to make this trend reality, the Network Systems and Data Analytics group at NEC Laboratories Europe together with the University of Pisa and University of Bucharest has been conducting research in the area of high performance, virtualized network functions. This website presents information on developments and recent results about three of the technologies we have developed in the area: fast software switches, specialized NFV-targeted operating systems, and acceleration of packet I/O in virtualized environments.


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All of our code is on Github, which we use for issue tracking and release management. Feel free to issue a ticket if you run into trouble, or suggest features/improvements!


Contact the developers

Felipe Huici (felipe.huici@neclab.eu)

Simon Kuenzer (simon.kuenzer@neclab.eu)

Filipe Manco (filipe.manco@neclab.eu)

Jose Mendes (jose.mendes@neclab.eu)

Florian Schmidt (florian.schmidt@neclab.eu)


Acknowledgments

The authors are in debt to Adam Greenhalgh for initial ideas and work towards ClickOS.

This work was partly funded by the EU FP7 CHANGE (257422) and is being partly funded by the EU FP7 Trilogy2 (317756) project.


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