[Bro] integrate FPGA\PF_RING supported NIC with Bro - offload

william de ping bill.de.ping at gmail.com
Tue Nov 14 07:34:29 PST 2017

Hi all,

I wonder if anyone had a chance of somehow incorporate a FPGA NIC \ Smart
NIC \ Napatech \ PF_RING with Bro ?

I would like to scale my Bro cluster and process higher volumes of traffic
(5-10Gbps). Currently I use PF_RING supported nic (intel X710) to LB the
traffic to multiple workers - this environment cannot handle the above
traffic load.
I could always beef up my server but that does not seem like an elegant

Could there be any benefits for moving to Napatech NIC or FPGA supported
In what scenario an FPGA card can be integrated with Bro to offload some of
its more tedious tasks to the smart nic ?

Any ideas would be appreciated
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