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Dario Rossi <[log in to unmask]>
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Dario Rossi <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 19 May 2017 16:28:21 +0200
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              Call for participation to the

		NetFPGA Training School - NewNet@Paris

            	to be held Jul 3rd-5th, 2017
            at Telecom ParisTech, Paris, France

* Salvatore Pontarelli ([log in to unmask])

* Jul 3rd-5th, 2017 * Telecom ParisTech, 46 rue Barrault 75013, Paris 
(Rooms H1-H2)
* Local organizer: Dario Rossi ([log in to unmask])

* Gianni Antichi, Senior Research Associate at the Computer Laboratory 
of the University of Cambridge * Salvatore Pontarelli, Research 
Associate at CNIT (Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le 
Telecomunicazioni) and visiting researcher at [log in to unmask]

* The school is free of charge, but is necessary to register by June 
14th at
* The school will accept a restricted number of students. Await for 
official confirmation of the acceptance of your candidature before 
planning the trip.

The NetFPGA is an open source hardware and software platform designed 
for research and teaching. The need for high-speed and software 
programmable networks requires suitable hardware platforms for 
developing and testing novel network solutions. The increasing interest 
for the design of high-speed programmable dataplanes (such as the 
barefoot switches) also push toward the adoption of hardware prototype 
platforms where implement and verify dataplane architectures. 
Furthermore, the use of hybrid solutions in which FPGA and commodity 
servers represent another interesting research topic. In all these 
research fields, the NetFPGA platform is an ideal candidate prototype 
and develop efficient solutions. However, using NetFPGA can be difficult 
for network engineers that usually are not familiar with many of the 
hardware design concepts behind the development of FPGA systems.
In this training school, we show the main characteristics of the NetFPGA 
and some useful applications developed on top of it. Moreover, we will 
present the main concepts of FPGA based designs and we will carry on a 
series of hand-on exercises where the students will design, verify and 
implement on a NetFPGA several hardware designs. The school is organized 
in such as way that the first day is introductory and of appeal to a 
broader audience, whereas the second and third days are more focused and 
practical. In particular, the first day introduces FPGA,  NetFPGA, their 
toolchain and useful network applications  such as the NetFPGA-based 
Open Source Network Tester (OSNT).  The second and third days covers 
Verilog HDL and digital design of network applications,  interleaving 
theoretical and practical courses to empower students with the ability 
to carry on their own NetFPGA based design, simulation, deployment and test.


Day 1. (3-July-2017)

	* Introduction
		FPGA, HDL, state of the art

	* NetFPGA Infrastructure
		Life of a packet through the NetFPGA
		Data plane
		Control plane (registers/PCI interface)
		Module Template
		User Data Path

	* FPGA Toolchain
		Xilinx Vivado Design suite
		Simulating NetFPGA on Vivado
		Implementing/download NetFPGA firmware using Vivado

	* Open Source Network Tester (OSNT)
		Future work

	* Verilog HDL #1
		Combinatorial blocks
		Sequential blocks
		Module instantiation

	* Hands-on Lab. #1
		Getting started with NetFPGA: 		Programming the board, 	 
Sending/receiving packets, 		Reading stats, 		Configure interfaces

Day 2. (4-July-2017)

	* Verilog HDL #2
		Operators, data types
		Arithmetic operations
		Registers, memories

	* Hands-on Lab. #2
		Design  of a block computing IP CHKSUM
		NetFPGA Simulation

	* Verilog HDL #3
		Initial statement, always statement
		Blocking/non-blocking assignment 		Loops

	* Hands-on Lab. #3
		Design and simulation of a finite state machine (port knocking) in Verilog
		NetFPGA Simulation

Day 3. (5-July-2017)
	* Hands-on Lab. #4
		Design of a block providing programmable load balancer
		Software/Hardware integration
		NetFPGA Simulation
		Build Hardware

	* Hands-on Lab. #5
		Hardware Test
		Hardware Debug via pre-compiled registers
		Hardware Debug via Integrated Logic Analyze

* The NetFPGA Training school will be hosted at Telecom ParisTech and is 
sponsored by NewNet@Paris, Cisco’s Chair Networks for the Future'' at 
Telecom ParisTech.  Any opinion, findings or recommendations expressed 
in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily 
reflect the views of partners of the Chair.


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   >    Telecom ParisTech
  ~     Ecole Polytechnique

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