High-speed packet processing is a key requirement for the latest telecom systems based on network virtualization. A significant number of companies are already using 100G packet processors and many will require 400G packet processors within the next year or two. Software compatibility and low power consumption are also key requirements making this combination the challenge for multicore processor suppliers.
This is one of the many key findings in this new report, Multicore Processor Survey: 2017 Market Outlook, written by Simon Stanley and based on an exclusive worldwide survey that drew responses from 108 professionals that represent 72 different telecom and networking equipment suppliers. The report charts the use of integrated multicore processors, network processors, general-purpose multicore processors and communications processors in telecom and network application. It includes information on the use of different packet processors and requirements for future multicore processors. Respondents were asked which processors they used and how they rate each multicore processor vendor on the overall quality of their products. The report also includes information on requirements for security acceleration, traffic management, control plane processing, network interfaces, deep packet inspection (DPI), digital signal processing (DSP) and vendor support.