Wind River's Intelligent Network Platform is a software platform for the development of sophisticated network equipment that can accelerate and secure the flood of traffic for current and future networks. The new platform is comprised of software that manages a consolidated control and data plane system, and software engines that provide fast packet acceleration and content inspection.
Additional engines will continue to be developed to handle a variety of specialized needs, such as accelerated traffic flow-classification. The platform comes configured with Wind River Linux and a comprehensive suite of integrated development tools. Additionally, the platform supports different combinations of the components, including alternative Linux distributions. Wind River also offers global support, training and services.
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Software engines currently available include:
- Wind River Application Acceleration Engine: Provides line rate packet throughput and layer 4 network protocol accelerated performance, and delivers major performance boosts compared to the native Linux network stack, with up to a 1100% improvement in IP-forwarding for select packet sizes, up to a 500% improvement in throughput for User Datagram Protocol applications and performance boost for TCP.
- Wind River Content Inspection Engine: High-speed pattern matching DPI solution matches large groups of regular expressions against blocks or streams of data using a scalable, cost-effective approach. This engine is ideal for applications that need to scan large amounts of data at line rate such as intrusion prevention, antivirus and unified threat management.
Wind River Intelligent Network Platform is optimized for Intel architecture, including the latest Intel Platform for Communications Infrastructure, and integrated with the Intel Data Plane Development Kit (Intel DPDK). By combining Intel DPDK with applications such as DPI, companies can create high-performance solutions for a variety of network elements, security appliances, and mobile and broadband edge devices. Wind River offers support, training and services for the development of applications based on Intel DPDK.
A joint demonstration of Wind River Intelligent Network Platform technology with Dell and Intel will be available at 4G World, October 29–November 1 , at Intel booth #501 .