So, were you one of the ones that were able to visit me at booth #905 at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco last week and watch the Intel Flexible Port Partitioning demonstration? Well, if you weren’t, or if you are looking to see the demonstration again, it’s your lucky day!
Intel Flexible Port Partitioning (FPP) is the ability to use SR-IOV Virtual Functions, which have up until now been thought of as a strictly virtualization technology, and use them in a bare-metal (or mixed) Open Source OS. This provides a way to very flexibly and efficiently carve up your Ethernet ports.
I was so taken aback with the overwhelmingly positive response to the demonstration and the two chalk talks, as well as the standard session Brian Johnson and I presented last week, that when I came home from San Francisco, I combined our session material with the demonstration and produced a “from-the-hip” video explaining the technology and showing a demonstration.
I have a 15 minute cap in my YouTube account; the video is 14 minutes and 59 seconds. Hope you will excuse the occasional ‘uhm’
I hope you find the demo as interesting as the folks that visited me in the booth did. Here is a sample of some of the comments I received:
The whitepaper I promised is in the final stages as well and should be published within the next couple of weeks–so keep checking back here for the announcement.