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Primeur weekly 2018-03-26

Quantum computing

Physicists reveal material for high-speed quantum internet ...

Focus on Europe

TUM junior scientist wins prestigious award for Computational Studies of Surface Catalytic Processes ...

Cosmologists create largest simulation of galaxy formation and break their own record ...

GigaSpaces triples annual revenue in France, building on strong global 2017 results ...

Atos and GENCI launch the Atos Joseph Fourier Award 2018 to accelerate research and innovation in numerical simulation, artificial intelligence and quantum computing ...

Middleware

Cavium Collaborates with Microsoft to demonstrate ThunderX2 platform compliant with Microsoft's Project Olympus specifications ...

Hardware

Pioneers of computer architecture receive ACM Turing Award ...

Mellanox's advanced Ethernet solutions selected to connect the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange network infrastructure ...

GIGABYTE announces ThunderXStation: Industry's first Armv8 workstation based on Cavium's ThunderX2 processor ...

Cavium announces Packet Trakker: A programmable network telemetry suite ...

Applications

Los Alamos releases file index product to software community ...

NERSC supercomputers help researchers create reference catalogue for rumen microbiome ...

Major AI breakthrough by Optalysys demonstrating how its patented Optical Processing Technology performs deep learning at the speed of light ...

NVIDIA RTX technology realizes dream of real-time cinematic rendering ...

Batteries out of thin air ...

New method manages and stores data from millions of nerve cells - in real time ...

Groundbreaking research results in artificial intelligence ...

Taming chaos: Calculating probability in complex systems ...

Physicists made crystal lattice from polaritons ...

Golden touch: Next-gen optical disk to solve data storage challenge ...

COSMIC impact: Next-gen X-ray microscopy platform now operational ...

The Cloud

Mellanox simplifies hybrid Cloud connectivity between enterprises and Microsoft Azure ...

Cavium Technologies power end-to-end NVMe over Fabrics solutions ...

Cavium announces Packet Trakker: A programmable network telemetry suite


20 Mar 2018 San Jose - Cavium Inc., a provider of semiconductor products that enable secure and intelligent processing for enterprise, data centre, Cloud, wired and wireless networking, has made available Packet Trakker, a programmable network telemetry suite supported by Cavium's XPliant family of programmable Ethernet switches.

The need to manage the interaction between network infrastructure resources and constantly changing application workloads to maintain data center performance has never been more important. Within the XPliant software defined networking framework, Packet Trakker enables comprehensive data centre infrastructure performance management. Networks built with XPliant switches can now deploy Packet Trakker to provide the following operational benefits:

  • Maintenance of a detailed history of switch resource utilization data and network performance logging that is used to perform performance validation.
  • Exportation of detailed real-time switch utilization and network performance data that can be used to identify network resource contention patterns and isolate which workloads are causing resource contention.
  • Enabling the use of programmable instrumentation data gathering contexts that enable fine grained control of how telemetry information is organized for consumption by visualization tools and analytics engines.
  • Monitoring of system health and immediately alarms system management applications to circumstances that can cause data center performance degradation and equipment failure.
  • Microburst detection and identification of flows that destabilize application performance.
  • Tracking of latency fluctuations that negatively impact application behaviour predictability.
  • Detection of packet loss that is destructive to applications performance, which can be avoided through notification of pre-congestion in transmit queues.
  • Identification of inconsistent configurations or packet processing exceptions.

Packet Trakker integrates with Network Operating Systems (NOS) and analytics engines, to deliver a comprehensive set of telemetry features that monitor network status in real-time and at scale. This technology assists data centre network operators in dynamic remediation operations that continuously improve network efficiency and application quality of experience. Furthermore, the XPliant programmable switch architecture is future proofed for the continuously evolving world of Software-Defined Networking.

"I am pleased with the amount of positive feedback we continue to receive from customers utilizing Packet Trakker hardware acceleration to monitor networks more closely and accurately than legacy solutions", stated Eric Hayes, VP/GM Switching Platform Group at Cavium. "I am excited to see how the flexibility of the XPliant Packet Architecture will further innovation of real-time granular telemetry in order to reliably deploy new network services."

"Packet Trakker is an intriguing powerful technology to address some of the critical challenges in today's networks", stated Gavin Cato, Senior Vice President for Networking Development Engineering at Dell EMC. "Packet Trakker deployed on Dell EMC switches such as the S5148-ON has the ability to provide deeper insights into device resources and advance network analytics for better network operations."

"Packet Trakker programmable telemetry accelerates development of new innovative solutions for mobile network quality analysis and real-time diagnostics", stated Dr. Kang-Won Lee, SVP, Head of Software R&D Center, SK Telecom. "We believe it significantly improves the network visibility that leads to improvements of reliability, performance and utilization efficiency."

"Packet Trakker addresses some of the most critical challenges operators face today in managing their networks", stated Seamus Crehan, president of Crehan Research. “Detailed real-time visibility and network remediation based on XPliant programmable telemetry capabilities provide key tools for automated self-healing solutions, which is the next step to increasing network uptime and lowering OpEx."

The XPliant Packet Trakker is available now to customers and partners.
Source: Cavium

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-03-26

Quantum computing

Physicists reveal material for high-speed quantum internet ...

Focus on Europe

TUM junior scientist wins prestigious award for Computational Studies of Surface Catalytic Processes ...

Cosmologists create largest simulation of galaxy formation and break their own record ...

GigaSpaces triples annual revenue in France, building on strong global 2017 results ...

Atos and GENCI launch the Atos Joseph Fourier Award 2018 to accelerate research and innovation in numerical simulation, artificial intelligence and quantum computing ...

Middleware

Cavium Collaborates with Microsoft to demonstrate ThunderX2 platform compliant with Microsoft's Project Olympus specifications ...

Hardware

Pioneers of computer architecture receive ACM Turing Award ...

Mellanox's advanced Ethernet solutions selected to connect the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange network infrastructure ...

GIGABYTE announces ThunderXStation: Industry's first Armv8 workstation based on Cavium's ThunderX2 processor ...

Cavium announces Packet Trakker: A programmable network telemetry suite ...

Applications

Los Alamos releases file index product to software community ...

NERSC supercomputers help researchers create reference catalogue for rumen microbiome ...

Major AI breakthrough by Optalysys demonstrating how its patented Optical Processing Technology performs deep learning at the speed of light ...

NVIDIA RTX technology realizes dream of real-time cinematic rendering ...

Batteries out of thin air ...

New method manages and stores data from millions of nerve cells - in real time ...

Groundbreaking research results in artificial intelligence ...

Taming chaos: Calculating probability in complex systems ...

Physicists made crystal lattice from polaritons ...

Golden touch: Next-gen optical disk to solve data storage challenge ...

COSMIC impact: Next-gen X-ray microscopy platform now operational ...

The Cloud

Mellanox simplifies hybrid Cloud connectivity between enterprises and Microsoft Azure ...

Cavium Technologies power end-to-end NVMe over Fabrics solutions ...