[dpdk-dev] Specific NIC for DPDK?

Daniel Kaminsky daniel.kaminsky at infinitelocality.com
Mon Jan 6 14:31:36 CET 2014

Hi Shlomi,

Currently DPDK supports most of Intel 1Gb and 10Gb NICs. The exact list can
be found at lib/librte_eal/common/include/rte_pci_dev_ids.h

The reason is the the DPDK includes a poll mode driver and for a different
NIC you might need a different poll mode driver.

Daniel Kaminsky

On Mon, Jan 6, 2014 at 2:05 PM, TSADOK, Shlomi (Shlomi) <
shlomi.tsadok at alcatel-lucent.com> wrote:

> Hello
> A quick general question:
> Is there a requirement for using a specific NIC/Chipset for DPDK or any
> NIC will do?
> If there's such a requirement, why is that? Are the're any hardware
> optimizations etc. in DPDK enabled NICs?
> Thanks
> Shlomi

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