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he Data Plane Development Kit consists of libraries to accelerate packet processing workloads
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What is DPDK?

DPDK is the Data Plane Development Kit that consists of libraries to accelerate packet processing workloads running on a wide variety of CPU architectures.
DPDK is a tool in the Network Monitoring category of a tech stack.
DPDK is an open source tool with GitHub stars and GitHub forks. Here’s a link to DPDK's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses DPDK?

3 companies reportedly use DPDK in their tech stacks, including skydive, Packetwerk, and Seastar.

12 developers on StackShare have stated that they use DPDK.

DPDK's Features

  • Receive and Send Packets Within the Minimum Number of CPU Cycles
  • Develop Fast Packet Capture Algorithms
  • Run Third-Party Fast Path Stacks

DPDK Alternatives & Comparisons

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