Finding your packet performance sweet spot
Multicore software design options for high performance communication systems

Tuesday, December 13, 2011 TIME: 12:00pm ET/ 9:00am PT

In the Networking, Telecom, and Communications equipment business, packet performance is one of the most critical requirements Service Providers and Operators use to measure your products against the competition. How fast, how intelligently, and how efficiently your network element handles data packet processing has a direct effect on the end user experience and an Operators ability to monetize new services.

Designing network elements that can deploy today and scale for future networks is no easy task. Network elements must be designed to handle exponential user growth and new services heading for the Cloud. Using multicore software techniques to find your packet performance sweet spot is now key to designing competitive products that deliver the breakthrough performance, scalability, and the intelligence to enable new services.

Join Intel and Wind River for a technical look at the multicore software design options available today that can dramatically improve packet performance and system scalability. The webinar will analyze three different multicore approaches, the benefits and the limitations.

What You Will Learn:

  • Identifying and resolving know system bottlenecks
  • Design considerations for Symmetrical vs. Asymmetrical multicore processing
  • The advantages of adding the Intel Data Plane Development Kit to Linux SMP
  • Achieving maximum performance and scalability with an fully integrated asymmetrical architecture like the Wind River Network Acceleration Platform

What You Will Learn:

  • Software Architects
  • Software Engineers
  • Product Managers
  • Network System Architects
  • Service Providers/Operators technical decision makers

Mark Guinther
Product Line Manager, Wind River

Mark Guinther is Product Line Manager for Networking, overseeing Multicore Networking at Wind River. He has over twenty years of experience in the data/ voice/wireless networking industry including management positions at Alcatel and FORE Systems. He has a background in a broad range of technologies including IP routing, broadband access, network security, ATM, IPv6, VoIP, wireless, and next generation networks. Mark has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from UC Berkeley and an MBA. Mark can be reached at

Jim St. Leger
Technology Marketing Manager Performance Products Division Intel

Jim St. Leger is the technology marketing manager in Intel’s Embedded and Communications Group. His work focuses on improving the speed and efficiency of packet-based networks through the use of multicore processors and software technologies.

Prior to being discovered by Intel, Jim worked in various manufacturing, product engineering, and marketing roles in the automotive, aerospace, and semiconductor equipment industries. He holds degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (a.k.a. RPI) and Northwestern University (McCormick School of Engineering School & Kellogg School of Management.)

Carl Ford
Community Developer 4GWE Crossfire Media

Carl Ford is Co-Founder of Crossfire Media focused on the impact of communications technology on consumers and industry. Carl has been highlighting the key initiatives around the advances of the Commercial Internet since the beginning. From developing product and service strategies to moderating meetings at ETSI, Carl’s 20+ years have always focused on the impact that service cost, regulatory and marketing issues have on rolling out new services.

As a community developer for Pulvermedia, Carl developed all of the VON Conference content. As an integral part of the IP Communications community, Carl has been instrumental in helping develop various trade organizations and has advised many companies on both strategic and technical issues to satisfy the needs of these company’s customers.

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