Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES) Packet Parallelization (RFC7409)
Original Publication Date: 2014-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2014-Dec-01
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
E. Haleplidis: AUTHOR [+2]
A lot of network devices can process packets in a parallel manner. The Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES) model [RFC5812] presents a formal way to describe the Forwarding Plane's datapath with Logical Function Blocks (LFBs) using XML. This document describes how packet parallelization can be described with the ForCES model.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) E. Haleplidis Request for Comments: 7409 University of Patras Category: Experimental J. Halpern ISSN: 2070-1721 Ericsson November 2014
Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES) Packet Parallelization
Many network devices support parallel packet processing. This document describes how Forwarding and Control Element Separation (ForCES) can model a network device's parallelization datapath using constructs defined by the ForCES model (RFC 5812) and controlled via the ForCES protocol (RFC 5810).
Status of This Memo
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for examination, experimental implementation, and evaluation.
This document defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It represents the consensus of the IETF community. It has received public review and has been approved for publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Not all documents approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.
Information about the current status of this document, any errata, and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7409.
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