Working closely with the Linux community, Mellanox is constantly adding features and capabilities to the Linux Switchdev driver. This makes Mellanox one of the top contributors of new Linux kernel code overall, and particularly within the Linux network stack.This week, at the NetDev 2.2 conference in South Korea, Mellanox will present the Switchdev driver offload of the Linux TC Flower Classifier (which implements match-action functionality) to a Spectrum-based Ethernet switch. This enables IT managers to implement policy-based network management using standard Linux applications, such as the Open vSwitch, while taking advantage of the Spectrum switch high-speed performance and large scale forwarding tables. "Switchdev is the vision that Cumulus Linux has embraced, promoted and implemented in the Linux networking model for the data center," said Shrijeet Mukherjee, vice president engineering, Cumulus Networks. "We are pleased with the progress that Mellanox is making around Switchdev, which benefits the whole community and helps establish a standard model." "We are excited by the opportunity to expand Linux deployments beyond servers to the data center switches, created by the Linux kernel Switchdev driver for Mellanox Spectrum switch systems," said Alexey Smirnov, CEO at BaseALT. "This allows us to become a one-stop-shop supplier of software for the entire data center, as the same Linux operating system and applications may now run on both servers and network switches." The Linux kernel Switchdev driver is available for all Mellanox Spectrum SN2000 switch systems, as well as Mellanox Spectrum switch ASIC. Mellanox Spectrum 100GbE switching and routing element introduces the world's lowest latency and the lowest power consumption in the market. The SN2000 portfolio is available in a variety of port and speed configurations (10/25/40/50/100GbE), including the SN2100, the highest density, half-width 16-port non-blocking 100GbE switch. The driver will also be available for Spectrum-2, the next generation 6.4Tb/s switch ASIC and the SN3000 switch systems using it. Both are expected to be available in 2018. Supporting Resources:
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- Explore the Spectrum SN2000 Series
- Find out all about the Spectrum SN3000 Series
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