Programmable Networks

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 at 6:30 PM

TI Auditorium


6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 PM Talks
8:00 - 8:30 PM Panel Session
8:30 - 8:45 PM Speaker Appreciation & Adjournment

Chair: Saurabh Sureka
Organizer: Saurabh Sureka

Speaker: Prem Jonnalagadda

Bio: Prem Jonnalagadda is responsible for Product Management at Barefoot Networks. Prior to Barefoot Networks, he held various technical leadership, marketing and engineering management roles at companies including Broadcom, Intel and Infosys. He has extensive experience in computer networking spanning software, hardware, systems & architecture.

Title: Why are Open and Programmable Data Planes Critical to the Future of Networking?

Abstract: Networks today have growing demands placed on them by their users and applications. They have to be agile and nimble to be able to meet the fast changing requirements. Programmability has existed in the control plane and more recently openness has come too, but the data plane is still closed and fixed, stifling innovation. This talk will present the need for programmability and openness of the data plane and the benefits to the networking industry as a whole. Specifically the talk will include details on P4, a high-level, networking domain-specific and open programing language and the ecosystem that is burgeoning around it

Speaker: Sudhir Modali

Bio: Sudhir Modali leads the SDN strategy at Pica8. He spends time building world class products and solutions to solve challenging business problems. He has helped customers transition from PoCs to deployments with a focus on simplifying operations. Prior to joining Pica8, Sudhir spent 20 years at Cisco in various capacities to bring new products and solutions to market. He holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Electronics from Shivaji University, India.

Title: Table Type Patterns (TTP) - the key to ASIC agnostic SDN and OpenFlow

Abstract: How to achieve an open networking framework has been discussed by the Open Networking community for several years. Progress has been made on many fronts to have each layer of the stack be independent (bare metal switch, NOS, controller, application). TTP has been touted as a means to drive abstraction at of ASIC functionality from the application developers. This vision requires ASIC vendors to work with NOS vendors so that different packet handling pipeline schemes in the ASIC can be leveraged and to date, only Broadcom ASICs have been discussed thus far.