Linux Kernel vs DPDK: HTTP Performance Showdown

AWS’ Marc Richards uses an HTTP benchmark to compare performance of the Linux kernel networking stack with userspace networking doing kernel bypass via DPDK.

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Marc Richards, Performance Engineer at Amazon Web Services

Marc is a Performance Engineer at Amazon Web Services. A generalist at heart, Marc has worn a number of hats over the years, ranging from Analyst to Architect. Most recently, he has been indulging his passion for performance engineering in his attempts to explore the limits of HTTP performance in the cloud.