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

Michał Purzyński michalpurzynski1 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 14 07:57:43 PST 2017

X520 and X710 can handle that easily, with afpacket.  No need for pfring, it would not even come close to 10Gbit anyway.

Which distribution do you have to use?

> On Nov 14, 2017, at 4:34 PM, william de ping <bill.de.ping at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 solution.
> Could there be any benefits for moving to Napatech NIC or FPGA supported NIC ?
> 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
> Thanks
> B
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