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Re: [802SEC] FW: NetFPGA tutorial at IEEE plenary in San Francisco


To me, it sounds like an interesting and appropriate topic.


On 2011/04/01, at 09:31 AM, Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee wrote:

> Question:  Does this sound like a legitimate tutorial topic and is anyone interested in sponsoring it, or is it way too commercial to be an 802-topic ???         
> Thanx, Buzz
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> From: Sachidanandan Sambandan [] 
> Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 8:18 PM
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> Subject: Re: NetFPGA tutorial at IEEE plenary in San Francisco
> Hi Bruce, Buzz,
>          I work with the NetFPGA team under Prof. Nick McKeown at Stanford University.
> We maintain the 1G NetFPGA platform and just released the 4 port 10G version. 
> The NetFPGA platform ( was created to give our students and researchers hands-on experience building networking hardware that processes packets at line-rate. NetFPGA is a teaching tool used by undergraduate and graduate students to learn about networking hardware; and it is a development platform used by researchers to build working prototypes of high-speed, hardware-accelerated networking systems operating at line-rate. 
> Over two thousand NetFPGA systems are in use by 150 groups in 15 countries. The NetFPGA has been used by teachers at Stanford, Rice, Washington and Cambridge Universities in the classroom to help students learn how to build Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) switches and Internet Protocol (IP) routers. It has also been used by researchers to prototype new modules that use hardware rather than software to forward packets. 
> The NetFPGA platform was originally built at Stanford University with funds from NSF to support teaching of a networking class (CS344: “Build an Internet Router”). The first version of the hardware was designed in 2001 based on 10Mb/s Ethernet. Prototypes were used to teach a graduate course in 2003 and courseware for the class was made available on the web. Subsequently, we have built a 1 Gb/s version of the NetFPGA that is currently in production and just released a 10 Gb/s version. We offer NetFPGA tutorials worldwide to provide new users hands-on experience using the platform. We offer boards to researchers and academics at deeply discounted prices made possible by donations from the industry.
> We would like to offer a NetFPGA tutorial at the IEEE plenary in San Francisco this July. I am writing to you to request your sponsorship of this tutorial. 
> I look forward to a positive response.
> Best Regards,
> Sachi Sambandan
> Stanford NetFPGA team
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