This paper is a result of a joint CERN openlab-Intel research activity with the aim to investigate whether Linux Containers can be used together with SR-IOV in conjunction and complementary to the existing virtualization infrastructure in the CERN Data Centre. This solution could be potentially applied to the storage nodes, which are principally used for Input/Output operations, while keeping the...
Learn about Open Platform for Network Functions Virtualization* (OPNFV*), how it relates to Intel® Open Network Platform (Intel® ONP), and how Intel is contributing to OPNFV.
This article presents a firewall for OpenStack’s Neutron project that is based entirely on Open vSwitch rules. The firewall is based on "learn action" and uses the same public API to talk to the Neutron agent as the existing Linux Bridge firewall implementation, making it a straight swap for people already using OVS.
The networking world is rife with buzz words like SDN, NFVs, Cloud, and Virtualized everything for network switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers, web servers, and other communication functions. Commodity NICs can replace expensive, specialized hardware devices for much less cost and can easily be reconfigured as requirements change. When you are ready for SDN/NFV, where to start, what to...
Intel Clear Containers use Intel® Virtualization Technology to offer application developers the security of a VM with the power and flexibility of a container.
When running in a virtual machine, you may never be sure which physical CPU you are running on - hypervisor can pass anything as CPUID to guests. For best performance, it helps to use the best instruction set supported by a physical CPU - be it AVX512, AVX2, AVX, SSE4.1, AES-NI, or other accelerated instruction sets. Enhanced Platform Awareness features use top-down approach to close this gap,...
Big data analytics solution developers no longer need to choose between performance and agility.
VMware and Intel showcase software-defined datacenter innovations for cloud and enterprise developers.
The digital random number generator (DRNG) behind Intel® Data Protection Technology with Secure Key provides high-quality random numbers that are accessible via the CPU instruction RDRAND.