DPI Performance Using General Purpose Hardware


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This webinar details how Intel, Radisys and 6WIND are changing the deployment model by delivering impressive packet processing performance using Intel Xeon processors and 6WIND Gate software on a Radisys ATCA-XE100 compute blade.

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DPI Performance Using General Purpose Hardware

  1. 1. Deliver Exceptional Deep Packet InspectionPerformance Using General Purpose Hardware An Intel, 6WIND, Radisys Webinar Hosted by FierceMarkets February 16, 2012
  2. 2. Todays Presenters Charlie Ashton John Long Jim St. Leger VP of Marketing Product Line Manager Technology Marketing Mgr 6WIND Radisys Intel Corporation Phil Goldstein (Moderator) FierceWirelessFebruary 16, 2012 2
  3. 3. Jim, what does your company see as some of the key end-user trends?February 16, 2012 3
  4. 4. End User TrendsFebruary 16, 2012 4
  5. 5. Charlie – what are the major network challenges for service providers?February 16, 2012 5
  6. 6. Key Service Provider ChallengesNetwork capacity Scalability Maximize bandwidth for mobile High scalability for rich media video and for cloud-based applications and in anticipation services of the next "killer app"Network latency CAPEX Minimize latency for real-time Minimize cost of infrastructure experience in mobile gaming without compromising on value delivered to subscribersNetwork monetization OPEX Deliver subscriber-specific Maximize infrastructure ROI advanced servicesFebruary 16, 2012 6
  7. 7. So, John, how do these service provider challenges translate into requirements for networking equipment ?February 16, 2012 7
  8. 8. Carriers are investing heavily inwireless infrastructureJan. 27 (Bloomberg) -- NTT DoCoMo Inc., Japan’s biggestwireless-phone carrier, will spend 164 billion yen ($2.1 billion) toexpand its network capacity after a service disruption this week, FARGO, N.D., Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wirelessthe fifth in eight months….The company will make the investment announced today it invested $23 million in 2011 to enhance itsduring the four years ending March 31, 2015… DoCoMo is network in North Dakota, including the expansion of itsimproving its data network in response to a surge in traffic as groundbreaking 4G LTE network to Fargo… Adding new cell sites andsmartphones, which allow users to download videos and surf the upgrading equipment on existing cell sites to increase coverage andWeb, gain in popularity. capacity of the companys voice and data network; ..And, prepping the backbone of the network to deploy 4G LTE at urban and rural locations across the state…."We know North Dakotans depend on their smartphones, tablets, laptop modems and other wireless devices to stay connected, to be more productive and for entertainment," KT Corp to invest around KRW1.3trn in LTE By Jung-Ah Lee, Dow Jones Newswires Tuesday 03 January 2012 South Korean operator aims to have more than 4 million subscribers to LTE services by the end of this year. KT Corp., South Koreas largest fixed-line operator and second- largest mobile carrier by revenue after SK Telecom Co., said Monday it plans to invest a total of around KRW1.3 trillion in its ultra-fast network service, called Long-Term Evolution, or LTE.February 16, 2012 8
  9. 9. Network Equipment Providers are FacingEnormous Pressure• They need to reduce equipment cost• Need to upgrade existing equipment to increase capacity• Rapid time to market with new application • Strong push on DPI, and QOS application that will allow carriers to manage their networks for better utilization and maximize revenue • Development cycles from RFQ to trial deployments are going from 18-24 months to 9-15 monthsFebruary 16, 2012 9
  10. 10. How Network Equipment Providers areResponding• NEPs are focusing on their true value add of network architecture, application, and services• Common Platform teams at NEPs • Are pushing their supplier base to take over more of the integration • Adopting technologies much earlier in the development• Looking for partnerships with 3rd party software vendors that have already ported their hardware to specific hardwareFebruary 16, 2012 10
  11. 11. Polling Question 1What is your biggest network challenge today?A. Network traffic throughput ratesB. Traffic management/maintaining QoSC. Managing OTT servicesD. Network SecurityE. Monetizing the trafficF. OtherFebruary 16, 2012 11
  12. 12. So, Jim how are 6WIND, Intel and Radisys working together to address these needs?February 16, 2012 12
  13. 13. Close Collaboration ~10 Solution Integrators ~20 Platform Integrators ~80 Technology Providers Vendor Range of Solutions Choice Trusted Supply Line Industry Awareness Customer Collaboration Marketing Business Programs Tools & Relationships Training February 16, 2012 13
  14. 14. Platform Foundation Software Silicon Collaboration Tech AlignmentFebruary 16, 2012 14
  15. 15. Charlie, how does the 6WIND software address the scalability challenge for networking equipment?February 16, 2012 15
  16. 16. Packet Processing Performance Challenges Typical Operating System Implementation Control Plane 40Gbps Throughput (3 cores on a single Intel Networking Xeon Stack Data processor) Plane Fast PathOS overheads limit packetprocessing performance Dedicated fast path February 16, 2012 16
  17. 17. 6WINDGate Software Architecture Linux Hardware Platform Linux Cores • Fast path maximizes performance by processing packets on dedicated cores Application Software • Supports dynamic configuration of cores to run Linux or fast path Standard Linux Networking APIs • Performance scales linearly with number of cores running fast path Packet Processing Packet Software Processing Performance Control Plane Networking Stack 1 2 3 4 5 Number of fast path cores Data Plane Fast Path Fast Path CoresFebruary 16, 2012 17
  18. 18. Performance Example: Up to 86Mpps on a Dual Intel®Xeon® Processor E5600 Series Complex (3.3GHz) Performance scales linearly with number of fast Throughput reaches 84Mpps I/O limit path cores until it reaches the limit of the platform. No more than six fast path cores needed to achieve maximum IP forwarding. Other cores can be used • 2 threads per core, • For more complex fast • 64B packets, path processing • Dual-processor board, • Intel® DPDK platform, or • Flow cache enabled. • For Linux (networking stack, control plane, applications).February 16, 2012 18
  19. 19. Full Scalability for Dynamic Workloads6WINDGate scales acrossprocessors, blades and racks • No performance impact for distributed configurations • Full support for virtualized environments and industry- standard hypervisors One instance of 6WINDGate serves multiple bladesEnables service providers toconfigure equipment dynamically • In line with network traffic and application workloadsFebruary 16, 2012 19
  20. 20. Optimized Integration with Intel® Data PlaneDevelopment Kit6WINDGate fully leverages the Intel® DataPlane Development Kit (Intel® DPDK) • Exploits Intel® DPDK data plane libraries for Complete set of Layer 2 through Layer 4 Control best utilization of processor resources routing, security, connectivity, switching and Plane mobility protocols • Optimized NIC drivers for maximum networking performance Optimized Linux multicore • Optional add-ons for crypto acceleration, Networking networking and security virtualization support etc. Stack stack Data Plane 20+ optimized fast pathComplete packet processing solution for Fast Path protocols with full support for on-chip acceleratorsIntel® DPDK platforms • Full set of optimized network protocols • Full compatibility with application APIs Optional Add-On FeaturesDelivered as integrated solution to acceleratetime-to-market for OEMs Intel® DPDK Library with 6WIND EnhancementsFebruary 16, 2012 20
  21. 21. Jim, what makes the Intel Architecture processors the optimum solution for high-end networking equipment?February 16, 2012 21
  22. 22. Transforming Communications 4:1 Workload Consolidation to Transform the Industry Intel® QuickAssist Software Library NPU/ASIC Intel® Data Plane Development Kit DSP DSP Intel® Signal Processing Development Kit Power Management Standards Software Virtualization SecurityFebruary 16, 2012 22
  23. 23. Benefits of Workload ConsolidationNorth America - Network Downstream Traffic Profile (Fixed Access)Source: Sandvine “Fall 2010 Global Internet Phenomena Report” February 16, 2012 23
  24. 24. Benefits of Workload Consolidation North America - Network Downstream Traffic Profile (Fixed Access) Source: Sandvine “Fall 2010 Global Internet Phenomena Report”February 16, 2012 24
  25. 25. Next Generation Communications PlatformIntel “Crystal Forest”Helping to Transform the Network Go Faster More Secure Lower Costs Intel® Data Plane Intel® QuickAssist Development Kit Technology • Crypto • Packet Processing • Compression Acceleration • Deep Packet Inspection Up to 160 1 to 16 cores 0-100 Gbps million pps (dual socket) Crypto Data Processing IO Comms IO • SATA • 1, 10 and 40 Gb • USB EthernetFebruary 16, 2012 25
  26. 26. Polling Question 2What is the biggest obstacle to the adoption of DPItechnology in your networks/products?A. Processing performanceB. Software complexityC. CostD. ScheduleE. ComplexityF. OtherFebruary 16, 2012 26
  27. 27. John, how is the Radisys platform provide the high networking throughput needed for these applications?February 16, 2012 27
  28. 28. Where DPI is Used DPI Networks Wireless Fixed Enterprise Network Network NetworkApplications Lawful Billing Target Monitors Intercept Offload Adverts Test and PCEF Charge Network Measurement Server Security Firewall February 16, 2012 28
  29. 29. DPI Common Requirements Application Software -Switch Load Balancer -FlowEngine -6WIND Software -Load Balancing -Packet Processing Processing -Switch based pre-processing -Packet CPU (pre-process, load balance)Data Flows -IA or Packet CPU for Flow Processing-Switch Load Balancer -Regex or other h/w accelerators-Centralize IO-Stateful LB Connectivity - High Performance Ethernet February 16, 2012 29
  30. 30. Platform Level RequirementsStateful Load Balancer Switch-High packet throughput -High density centralized IO-Lightweight executive -Support for 10G & 40G-Fabric/RTM/Front IO -Roadmap to 100G Stateful - Optional Load balancing Network Load IO Balancer Flow Policy Processor Manager Policy ManagerFlow Processing -System management-CPU intensive function -Memory, storage-Memory capacity -IO to PCRF & reports-Offload engines (DPDK, Quick Assist) -40G fabric, some external 10G-Full 40G fabric connectivity -Diameter & other protocols February 16, 2012 30
  31. 31. Charlie, you mentioned “network monetization” as a key service provider challenge. How does 6WIND help to solve that problem?February 16, 2012 31
  32. 32. Network Monetization Requires DPI• Many service provider initiatives to increase ARPU and reduce churn • Worldwide shift from all-you-can-eat mobile data plans to tiered pricing • Customer-centric service offers, linked to usage and applications • Policy-driven, real-time charging and content distribution • Bandwidth-on-demand (user-initiated or application-driven) • "Freemium" services with premium charges for advanced versions• Intelligent traffic management and QoS are key enablers • Policy Control and Enforcement in mobile infrastructure equipment• DPI is fundamental technology for these servicesFebruary 16, 2012 32
  33. 33. 6WINDGate Accelerates Key DPI Functions Application flow identification and Policy enforcement, video compression, analysis security etc. DPI Application Processing 6WINDGate APIs 6WINDGate APIs Flow table Protocol termination Unknown flow or Update TCP, HTTP etc. flow to be flow and monitored flow event Flow to be 40G / processed by Apply 40G / Flow100G Decryption application policy Encryption 100G identificationtraffic (QoS) traffic No application Packet Processing processing February 16, 2012 33
  34. 34. Maximizing CPU Availability for DPI• By accelerating packet processing performance, 6WINDGate maximizes CPU bandwidth available for DPI• Example uses dual Intel® Xeon® Processor E5600 Series platform (12 cores total) • Standard OS: 2 cores for DPI • 6WINDGate: 10 cores available • Enables more advanced DPI features and improved QoSFebruary 16, 2012 34
  35. 35. Accelerating Time-to-Market for OEMs• 6WINDGate accelerates time- to-market by up to 12 months • Pre-integrated with Intel® DPDK and optimizations for multicore Intel platforms • Optimized for Radisys blades • Pre-integrated with support for commercial DPI engines• Faster time-to-market + less development risk LTE gateway example = sustainable business growthFebruary 16, 2012 35
  36. 36. John, how is the Radisys platform optimized for these DPI traffic flows?February 16, 2012 36
  37. 37. Leading Edge Products• 40G Assets • Intel next generation server processors with 40GbE & 80GbE to the fabric • Switching • Chassis• Rack Mount Server• Software • Flow Engine • 6WINDGate • Trillium Fastpath ProtocolsFebruary 16, 2012 37
  38. 38. Bringing the Platform Together Target Applications (LTE, IMS, DPI, Security, …) Routing / Traffic DPI Load Virtualization Security Management Other - TBDFramework Balancing Framework Framework Framework Framework Professional Services Gateway Server Telecom Server3rd Party HA / Custom System Trillium Management Platform Protocol Management Stacks (Datapath) Blade Management Software (Basic inventory, SW upgrade, Diagnostics) OS eSP: Embedded SW RSYS HW: ATCA, RMS, COM ExpressFebruary 16, 2012 38
  39. 39. Jim, what does this mean in terms of the performance and features that a networking OEM can deliver?February 16, 2012 39
  40. 40. Moore’s Law and Performance PCIe x16 PCIe x16 Gen2 Gen2 x4 x4 DMI DMI Intel® DPDK Intel® QuickAssist Technology Crypto xDK Intel® QuickAssist Technology Crypto Compression Compression Barnesville Barnesville Quad PHY Quad PHY PHY PHY x x 4 4 PHY PHY G G b Timers b Timers PCIe PCIe PHY E WDT PHY E WDT Gen1 Gen1 x6 USB x2 SATA x50 GPIO x2 UART SMBus LPC & SPI x6 USB x2 SATA x50 GPIO x2 UART SMBus LPC & SPI M RTC M RTC Root Root A HPET A HPET PHY PHY C C Chipset Next Gen Chipset 45nm 32nm 22nm 14nm Power Improvement Performanc Nehalem Sandy Bridge Next Gen e Density Microarchitecture Microarchitecture Microarchitecture • Regular cadence of Communications workload-specific advancements • Tick-Tock host processors roadmap for annual performance increases • Flexible, scalable and cost-effective implementation options Tremendous Architecture Investment Protection! February 16, 2012 40NDA
  41. 41. Platform Benefits Platform Scalability Scalability Lower Development Costs Lower Operating and Cap Ex Costs Platform Flexibility Flexibility Faster time to market Faster time to deploy new services Less-complex SW tools Efficiency Faster system integration Intel Ecosystem - platforms, applications software and tools February 16, 2012 41NDA
  42. 42. So how do members of the audience get more information?February 16, 2012 42
  43. 43. For Additional Information 6WIND Radisys www.6WIND.com www.radisys.com 6WIND-contact@6WIND.com info@radisys.com charlie.ashton@6WIND.com @Radisys @6WINDSoftware Intel www.intel.com/go/commsplatform @IntelSys @Intel_JimFebruary 16, 2012 43
  44. 44. Come Visit Us 6WIND: Hall 2, Booth #2B122 Intel: Hall 8, Booth #8B192/197 Radisys: Hall 1, Booth #1F01 6WIND: Booth #242 Intel: Booth #1324 Intel: Hall 1, Booth 1-324February 16, 2012 44
  45. 45. Questions & Answers Please Submit Your Questions Now Via the Web Tool Charlie Ashton John Long Jim St. Leger VP of Marketing Product Line Manager Technology Marketing Mgr 6WIND Radisys Intel CorporationFebruary 16, 2012 45
  46. 46. Thank YouFebruary 16, 2012 46