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Tuesday, March 20 • 10:00am - 10:10am
Google, Facebook and Big Switch Demo Next Generation Network Operating Systems Based on Open Network Linux

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Over a million person-years of software development have gone into legacy, monolithic network operating systems used in data centers.  For decades, the number of viable options remained in the low single digits.  This area is now seeing a renaissance.  Thanks to the Open Compute Project, an open source, modular and layered network operating system architecture is emerging as an alternative. In this talk, teams from Google, Facebook and Big Switch will show how they are collaborating on some layers and innovating in others for their new network operating systems under the auspices of the OCP.  The three-way demo will show Google’s P4 runtime project, Facebook’s Open/R project and Big Switch’s ONL-based concept NOS for do-it-yourself (DIY) projects, all running on a single OCP Open Network Linux-based switch.  This talk will include announcements from several of the parties involved about contributions proposed to OCP’s Networking Track.

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Kyle Forster

Founder, Big Switch
Kyle Forster founded Big Switch Networks in 2010 along with the key members of Stanford’s “Clean Slate” networking research team, the inventors of Software Defined Networking. Observing how these inventions were being embraced by the hyperscale data center community, and noting... Read More →
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Vivek Shah

Google Switch Platform, Google
Vivek leads and manages Switch OS Platform Engineering for Google.  Prior to this, he led Software group for Project Soli, at Google’s Advance Technology and Products division. Prior to joining Google, Vivek held several product leadership and software management roles at high... Read More →
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Rob Sherwood

Rob works at Facebook on the FBOSS team (https://code.facebook.com/posts/843620439027582/facebook-open-switching-system-fboss-and-wedge-in-the-open/), which produces the software that runs their production data center network. Additionally, Rob leads the network testing and open source efforts.  In previous lives, Rob has worked as the CTO of the startup Big Switch Networks, Senior Research Scientist at Deutche Telekom Labs, and was a Visiting Researcher at Stanford's C... Read More →

Tuesday March 20, 2018 10:00am - 10:10am PDT
Grand Ballroom