Networked Systems Tech Talk: “VPP: Optimizing Network Packet Processing on Modern CPUs,” Presented by Guillaume Solignac (Cisco Meraki)

All are welcome to a Networked Systems Tech Talk, featuring software engineer Guillaume Solignac, on Friday, April 5, from 11 a.m. to noon. The online talk, titled “VPP: Optimizing network packet processing on modern CPUs,” will be held online. Register here.


In this presentation, we’ll explore how to perform packet processing efficiently on off-the-shelf CPUs using the Vector Packet Processing (VPP) framework. We’ll find out about common software bottlenecks, and how to measure and optimize them adequately in the context of software data planes.


Guillaume Solignac is a software engineer at Cisco Meraki, where he works on the next generation of firmware for their security and SD-WAN appliance, with a strong focus on data plane performance. A big part of his job consists in leveraging VPP to forward packets as efficiently as possible on their platforms.