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Thursday, March 10 • 9:30am - 10:00am
SmartNIC: FPGA Innovation in OCS Servers for Microsoft Azure

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Live Stream - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBpO6g9A3jI

Microsoft uses field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to improve performance, reduce power consumption, and provide new capabilities in Azure datacenters. We have designed an FPGA board that plugs into Microsoft-designed OCS servers. In this talk we discuss SmartNIC, an application of FPGAs to networking to enhance our NICs with reconfigurable logic for our software defined networking stack, and demonstrate applications of SmartNIC and FPGAs running in Azure.

Speakers
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Daniel Firestone

Tech Lead and Group Manager, Azure Host Networking, Microsoft
Daniel Firestone is the tech lead and group manager for the Azure Host Networking team at Microsoft. His team builds the Azure virtual switch, which serves as the datapath for Azure virtual networks, load balancers, security groups, QoS, and more, as well as SmartNIC, the Azure platform... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
Lower Level: LL20D