Netronome Hosts P4/C Developer’s Conference for Host-Based Networking Data Path Experts

Hands-on workshop features real-world use cases and five labs utilizing easy-to-use C- and P4-based networking data path programming languages

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--()--Netronome, a leading provider of high-performance intelligent networking solutions, today announced its inaugural P4/C developer’s conference for networking data path experts designing or conducting research on host-based networking applications. P4, a high-level data path programming language defined by the P4 Consortium, is a promising technology that can be augmented with C-based applications to enable hardware-accelerated and host-based networking data path functions such as virtualization, security, traffic management, and telemetry applications.

At the conference, commercial and academic developers will learn about the Netronome® Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that includes the open-source P4 compiler and its C compiler. The IDE can be used to develop new networking data path applications that can be programmed into a high-performance intelligent server adapter. Developers will be taught how to use the IDE as well as learn to write P4-only, P4 and C, and C-only data path applications through five hands-on labs.

Host-based networking adoption has evolved rapidly, thanks to the adoption of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). It improves the efficiency of data centers and enables rapid innovation and fast feature roll-outs. P4/C-based data path programming in hardware—such as Netronome’s intelligent server adapters—can help not only maintain those benefits, but also increase performance and efficiency. More than fifty experts from companies such as AT&T and Ericsson, and universities such as MIT and USC, are registered for the conference.

All proceedings from the conference will be made available on the new community-driven web portal that will be introduced at the conference. The site will also provide a foundation for continued work by P4/C developers with tools, libraries, and hardware-related information.

Conference Details


        Thursday, November 19, 2015


Conference: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.


Reception: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.



DoubleTree Hotel San Jose
2050 Gateway Pl.
San Jose, CA 95110

Media & Analyst:

This event is not open to the public. Media and analysts wishing to attend the opening keynote or specific hands-on labs can contact Kevin Gallagher at or 510-599-0416.

About Netronome

Netronome enables customers to increase the efficiency of their modern data center infrastructure, ultimately allowing them to generate significantly more services revenue per server. Host-based networking has enabled rapid innovation and transformed the economics for data center compute and networking. Such deployments however are facing significant scaling and efficiency challenges with the rapid adoption of 10GbE and higher bandwidth network infrastructure. Netronome products bring back the much needed scale and efficiency, without compromising speed of innovation or flexibility needed in today’s cloud networks running businesses of all sizes. Netronome is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA. To learn more about Netronome and its products, please visit or @Netronome.

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Media Inquiries:
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Kevin Gallagher, 510-599-0416
Jennifer Mendola, 724-778-3290
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