By 2015, the number of networked devices is predicted to be double the world’s population. As consumer expectations of immediate access to the Internet from a variety of devices grow, Intel is working with global communications and telecom industries to enable opportunities and address the challenges created by the network of the future.
Intel’s next-generation communications platform is specifically designed for workload consolidation and is capable of performing applications, control plane, and data plane concurrently, with very high throughput.
The platform integrates Intel® QuickAssist Technology, a set of software and hardware modules that accelerate bulk encryption, data compression, and other workloads. The acceleration features are accessed via a unified set of industry-standard application programming interfaces (APIs), which provides consistent conventions and semantics across multiple accelerator implementations and future-proofs software investments.
The platform’s impressive packet processing is mainly due to the performance-optimized libraries available in the Intel® Data Plane Development Kit (Intel® DPDK), which speeds up packet processing on Intel processors and increases throughput.
Infographic: future growth of networked devices
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