[dpdk-users] Low End Hardware for DPDK

Hunt, David david.hunt at intel.com
Wed Jan 27 11:11:47 CET 2016

> 2016-01-25 20:31, Klaus Degner:
> 2016-01-25 20:33, Thomas Monjalon:
> > 2016-01-25 20:31, Klaus Degner:
> >> Does anyone know other inexpensive HW that has at least 2x DPDK
> >> compatible NICs ?
> > KVM + virtio is known to be very cheap ;)
> <joke>DNFTT</joke>
> Yes, it makes the demo as cheap as the HW it runs on top !!!
> Let me try to sharpen my question: If there is NO HW at the installation
> point and you need a cheap DPDK device.... ?
> Productive answers welcome !

Hi Klaus,

I've done this with quite a small form factor, and relatively cheaply using
a Minnowboard Max, SilverJaw Lure, and Jetway i350 Dual port 1Gig miniPCI card.
I can now ssh in to the Realtek interface on the Minnowboard Max, and
send traffic between the two I350 ports using DPDK.

Silverjaw Lure: http://www.tincantools.com/MinowBoard_Max_Add-ons/Silverjaw_Lure.html
Jetway dual port i350 NIC: http://www.logicsupply.com/admpeidla/

Minnowboard Max's seem to be getting hard to get, but the Minnowboard Turbot might be a
reasonable alternative.

I made my own cables, as the ones supplied with the NIC were too bulky, so I got a few
suitable connectors and ribbon cable from my local electronics supplier.

Hope this helps,

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