Broadcom announced their new SDKLT, a logical table-based API for programming Tomahawk switches. But why is this new idea so important? Tom Hollingsworth looks at the impact of both the new data structures and open source release and why it matters to network programmers.
Ivan Pepelnjak of ipSpace.net comments: One of my readers has customers that already experienced performance challenges with Tomahawk-based data center switches. He sent me an email along these lines: My customers are concerned about buffer performance for packets that are 200 bytes and under. MORE IMPORTANTLY, a customer informed me that there were performance issues […]