Barefoot Networks is lifting the logic and algorithms for forwarding plane from hardware into software thanks to the capabilities of programming language P4. The Programming Protocol-Independent Packet Processors (P4) language is used to define packet forwarding behavior within networking devices, such as switches, NPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, SmartNICs, and ASICs, such as Barefoot Networks’ Tofino chip.
As the Open Networking Expert, STORDIS highly appreciates their pursuit of enhancing the networking technology and the spectrum of possibilities their products offer. Furthermore, both our companies contribute towards the same open source projects, such as the ONF (Open Networking Foundation), the OCP (Open Compute Project), and the P4 Language Consortium.
In this video, taken at the IBC 2018 at the STORDIS booth, you will learn how a Tofino-powered switch can be used in a broadcasting environment.
Detailed information on this particular use case can be found in the following download: