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March 26-29, 2018 - Los Angeles, CA
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Tuesday, March 27 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Arm Mini-Summit: Arm Innovation in LFN - Presented by the ARM Ecosystem

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The Arm ecosystem is bringing unique value to the Linux Foundation Open Networking community, with a range of workload-optimized system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for efficiencies in performance, power, density, and scalability. And collectively the Arm ecosystem is contributing to a broad range of work projects under the Linux Foundation umbrella as well as the broader open source community to unleash the innovation that we bring to market in the software frameworks the industry is working together to build and optimize to realize the vision of NFV and SDN in networking infrastructure.

Join us for a line up of insightful panels and presentations on the impact of cloud-native approaches, fast data plane optimization and real-world use cases from contributors driving innovation in OPNFV, ONAP, FD.io, DPDK and broader upstream communities in making these frameworks available and optimized for efficiencies in these communities and proof points with end users.

Agenda:
9:00am - 9:20am
Welcome and Overview of Arm Innovation in LFN    
Bob Monkman, Director Networking Software, Arm

9:20am - 9:40am
The Impact of Cloud Native Innovation in NFV
Ed Warnicke, Cisco; Christos Kolias, Orange; Bob Monkman, Arm

9:40am - 10:05am
Advantages of an Arm-based SoC for a Universal CPE 
Gabi Podolosky, Telco Systems

10:05am - 10:30am
Lightweight, Scalable Computing Platform at the Edge
Paul Marchione, Enea Software
With the explosive growth in edge computing and Network Function Virtualization, uCPE edge devices must provide the ability to scale down to low and up to high end in terms of cost, power, resource usage, throughput, and processing.  ARM and Enea have partnered together to deliver a fully scalable virtual CPE platform that can achieve the most cost-effective solution in terms of both software, hardware, and deployment.

Enea’s NFV Access is a lightweight virtualization software platform for vCPE deployment on the ARM architecture.  NFV Access has minimum core and memory requirements with its ‘No OpenStack’ option to host VNF’s at the edge with high compute and networking performance.  To deliver these unique features, Enea provides a complete VIM (virtual Infrastructure Manager) that leverages NETCONF to drive the native Linux virtualization infrastructure provided by KVM.  In this session, you will learn about the combined capabilities of ARM and Enea for optimized uCPE computing at the edge.

10:30am - 10:50am
Qualcomm Centriq Arm-based Servers for Edge Computing
Chaitali Sengupta, Sr. Dir of Technology, Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies
Edge Computing is emerging as a promising new opportunity to support novel use cases that require a trifecta of low latency (as perceived by the end user), intensive data computation, and energy efficiency. This includes applications such as augmented and virtual reality, cognitive assistance, connected cars, and IoT based use cases. The device, edge, and cloud each have a distinct role in supporting these use cases, which have implications on server SoC design and SW stack supporting open APIs, and co-operative processing with low overhead. We will discuss how the 48-core Qualcomm Centriq™ 2400 Arm-based server processor, fits these requirements for edge computing due to its high performance/ high thread density, low power, and QoS features. We will also discuss the landscape of industry initiatives in software platform development for edge computing, and where we can collaborate to strengthen the Arm eco-system’s value proposition to the telecom Edge Computing market.

10:50am - 11:20am
Containerized  NFV solutions with VPP, OPNFV, and ONAP: A Deep Dive
Tina Tsou & Trevor Tao, Architect Arm 
Containers are becoming popular choices for NFV solutions due to the benefits provided: easier to deploy, better scalability and lower overhead. Kubernetes has become another choice for Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM) in NFV deployment. Some key challenges still need to be addressed for container-based NFV solutions, e.g., requirements of high-performance container networking solutions and ease of orchestration and management of VNFs, which are pain points for many service providers to deploy container-based NFV solutions.
This presentation will show a reference design of container-based VNFs with the integration of Vector Packet Processing (VPP) from FD.io and ONAP orchestration on Arm NFV infrastructure. We are building this Arm-based solution in OPNFV Container4NFV and Auto projects. Kubernetes is used as VIM to deploy Docker cluster for OPNFV platform. ONAP key components like APP-C, DCAE, SDN-C are deployed on this OPNFV platform for Edge Cloud, Resiliency, and Enterprise vCPE use cases. The VPP vhost-user interfaces are used to create L2 bridge and VxLAN overlay to connect between containers, which can be on the same host or different hosts. Two local cloud stacks (OpenStack, and cloud-native) are used in combination to represent one type of "hybrid cloud" environment. In addition, a brief overview of how the Arm ecosystem is adding Arm innovation generally in the FD.io project, leveraging its multi-core, hardware acceleration, and low power hallmarks.

11:20am - 11:45am
Enea NFV Core delivers 5’ 9s High Availability with Network Slicing deployments on the ARM platform
Christophe Fontaine, Enea

Enea’s NFV Core for ARM has been engineered to deliver Telco grade Edge Data Centers a unique set of differentiators to meet both Carrier Grade and next-gen requirements for OPNFV deployments.  Two such features that will be discussed in this session are High Availability and Network slicing.  Enea’s OPNFV for ARM Architectures supports Automatic failure detection and recovery at the hardware, software platform and VNF level.  Both Control and Compute node redundancy are supported and have been verified and optimized for ARMv8 and Cavium Thunder X.  Additional details on Enea’s NFV Core HA solution and Network Slicing will be discussed.

11:45am – 12pm
Wrap Up and Demo Expo Overview at ONS
Bob Monkman, Arm
                                                           

Speakers
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Christophe Fontaine

OpenSource Software Engineer, ENEA
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Christos Kolias

Principal Research Scientist, Orange Expert, Orange Silicon Valley
Christos Kolias is a Principal Research Scientist and an Orange Expert. He is a co-founder of NFV and the ETSI group and had led the formation of the ONF's Wireless & Mobile working group of which it was its first chair. He has been a frequent speaker on NFV, SDN, SD-WAN and MEC... Read More →
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Paul Marchione

Sr. Systems Engineer, Enea
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Bob Monkman

Director Networking Software Strategy, Arm, Ltd.
Bob Monkman is part of the Infrastructure Business Line at Arm, based in San Jose, CA and focused on networking software strategy and ecosystem programs. Bob oversees Arm’s participation in the Linux Foundation Networking projects, ensuring multi-architecture support with the Arm... Read More →
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Chaitali Sengupta

Sr. Director, Technology, Qualcomm
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Trevor Tao

Staff Software Engineer, arm
Zijin Tao is a Ph.D in Computer Networking, who has worked in this area for more than 15 years. He has worked as a network engineer in research institute of university for more than 10 years. Then he worked in IBM for almost 5 years for SDN and Cloud Networking. | Now he is working... Read More →
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Tina Tsou

Enterprise Architect, Arm
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Ed Warnicke

Distinguished Consulting Engineer, Cisco
Ed Warnicke is Distinguished Consulting Engineer in the Cisco Chief Technology and Architecture Office on Open Source related initiatives throughout the company. Ed has worked extensively and broadly in Open Source for over a decade, including among other things representing Cisco... Read More →


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