Always in the Kitchen at Parties

Late last year I was invited to present a keynote at the Euro P4 Workshop, and I took the opportunity to revisit a topic that has held my attention for much of my career: the appropriate partitioning of functionality in networked computing systems. This talk was both an opportunity to reflect on what has (and hasn’t) changed since I was accidentally building SmartNICs in the 1990s, and to build on some of the themes in our recent post on Infrastructure Processing Units and Data Processing Units (IPUs/DPUs).

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