Azure accelerated networking: SmartNICs in the public cloud

We’re still on the ‘beyond CPUs’ theme today, with a great paper from Microsoft detailing their use of FPGAs to accelerate networking in Azure. Microsoft have been doing this since 2015, and hence this paper also serves as a wonderful experience report documenting the thought processes that led to an FPGA-based design, and lessons learned transitioning an all-software team to include hardware components.

Link: Azure accelerated networking: SmartNICs in the public cloud
via blog.acolyer.org

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