Think Silicon Completes Ambitious 2.5 Year Plan with the Successful Finalization of the EU Funded GPU-WEAR Project

This worthwhile effort required a multidisciplinary design methodology spanning circuits, architectural, compiler, and API-level power efficient techniques to work in a seamless fashion.”

— Dr. Georgios Keramidas CSO of Think Silicon and GPU-WEAR project lead

PATRAS, GREECE, November 15, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Think Silicon, a leader in ultra-low power graphics IP technology, announced the completion of an ambitious 2.5 year plan with the culmination of an array of innovative ultra-low power Graphics-Processing-Unit (GPU) IP-technology, together with a complete ecosystem of development-tools. Key highlights for the company include filing 10 international patents (six granted, four pending) and extending the sales channel in Europe, North America, Taiwan and Japan. The impressive project goals, established in 2015, resulted in numerous exhibits at major trade events such as the International Consumer Electronics Show, Mobile World Congress, Embedded World and executive speaking opportunities at the Synopsys ARC Processor Summit, Linley Processor Conference 2017, HiPEAC 2018, DATE Conference, and many more.

“To reach a meaningful impact-level of ultra-low power consumption, required by Wearable, IoT and Embedded Display devices, represents a technological challenge”, says Dr. Georgios Keramidas CSO of Think Silicon and GPU-WEAR project lead. “This worthwhile effort required a multidisciplinary design methodology spanning circuits, architectural, compiler, and API-level power efficient techniques to work in a seamless fashion. We are very thankful for the support of the European Union’s ‘Horizon 2020’ Research and Innovation Programme.”

During the Horizon 2020 program, Think Silicon achieved a variety of technology achievements including:
● Holistic power reduction techniques
The main objective of the project was to develop holistic power reduction techniques by reducing power not only on ASICs (Chip) level, but also for the entire system (Display device). To achieve this, the company developed and implemented multiple techniques, such as value- memorization, new image/texture/z-buffer compression methods, smart clock gating, power gating, and adaptive backlighting.

● Transparent “display-aware” and “QoS-aware” graphics libraries
One of the biggest challenges that graphics application developers face is the lag of transparency accessing graphics libraries. Think Silicon implemented a “Run-time system” in the GPU driver as well as a QoS (Quality-of-Service) extension to graphics APIs. In addition, the cross-platform middleware GLOVE™ has been developed, which translates at runtime, OpenGL® ES / EGL calls and ESSL shaders to Vulkan® commands and SPIR-V Shader.

● NEMA®|SDK
As an essential toolbox for developers to develop power-aware yet still high-performance software applications for Wearable, IoT and Embedded display devices, NEMA®|SDK is a complete ecosystem of tools providing the utmost access to the GPU hardware. The NEMA®|SDK tool-box is comprised of six tools: NEMA®|GFX-API, NEMA®|GUI-Builder, NEMA®|Bits, NEMA®|PIX-Presso, NEMA®|SHADER-Edit and GLOVE™.

● Heterogeneous GPU
NEMA®|tS (tiny-small) helps to achieve an optimal combination of power-performance load balancing.

● NEMA®|xNN
Because Machine Learning and Deep Neural Networks (DNN) are complexity intensive models that require vast processing power, NEMA®|xNN was developed to address the 1000x gap (in terms of power and/or performance) compared to what competitive solutions offer.

Think Silicon has been recognized by global news outlets including Electronics Weekly, Packt, Microcontroller Tips, Programmable Web, the prestigious John Peddie Research and many more. Additional news about Think Silicon is available online at https://think-silicon.com/category/news/.

Acknowledgement
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 717850.

About Think Silicon:
Think Silicon S.A. is a privately held Limited Company located in: Patras/ Greece (HQ), Toronto/ Canada (Business Development & Marketing office), San Jose/CA, USA (Sales office), Cologne, Germany/EMEA region (Sales office), Taipei/TW (Sales office), Tokyo/JP (Sales office). Think Silicon is specialized in developing and licensing high-performance graphics and AI IP technology for ultra-low power and area limited digital mobile, wearable, embedded devices and IoT end-nodes for fabless semiconductor technology customers.
THINK SILICON, GLOVE and NEMA and combinations thereof, are registered trademarks of Think Silicon. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.
Khronos™, EGL and Vulkan are trademarks or registered trademarks of The Khronos Group Inc. OpenGL is a registered trademark and the OpenGL ES logo are trademarks of Hewlett Packard Enterprise used under license by Khronos.

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22Miles, Inc. Launches New Product: Carry2Mobile™ – Creating a Unique Experience from Digital Displays to Mobile Screens

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Carry2Mobile™ uses HTML5 technology to seamlessly transition the user experience from a digital sign to a mobile device’s web browser.

22Miles, Inc. has unveiled Carry2Mobile, which uses HTML5 technology to transition the user experience from a digital sign to a mobile device’s web browser.

Brands can use local and branded content to make each experience more personal to the location which will driver higher ROI”

— Tomer Mann, SVP of Global Sales

MILPITAS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — 22Miles, Inc. has unveiled an exciting new product, Carry2Mobile™. Carry2Mobile™ uses HTML5 technology to seamlessly transition the user experience from a digital sign to a mobile device’s web browser. Motivated by user feedback and market research, 22Miles, Inc. was determined to empower the digital audience to experience content on a mobile phone with no downloading necessary. In result, this new capability benefits the display owner as it leads to higher usability, and the end user as it is now much more seamless to consume content on the go.

“The potential to further drive digital engagement for consumers across Smart Retail, hospitality, and education while allowing all digital signage content be taken on the go in a simple interface link, will enhance the entire user experience. Furthermore, brands can use local and branded content to make each experience more personal to the location which will driver higher ROI,” says Tomer Mann, SVP of Global Sales.

To implement, 22MILES can work with any media player and the platform can be accessed from QR Codes, custom text, and other read to write technologies. Carry2Mobile™ brings to market a variety of key differentiators including serving multiple users at once, the ability to integrate advanced analytics, and the capability to customize based on persona.

View more information on the new product by clicking here.

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Media5 Corporation and Cortina Access deliver integrated voice support for optical network devices

The integration of the M5T SIP E-DVA into the CortinaTM CA82xx family of SoC has resulted in a comprehensive, and low-cost optical network SoC solution.

Carriers looking for a complete solution over the access network will find the M5T E-DVA fully integrated with the Cortina CA82xx PON SoC. It is bringing the efficient network closer to consumers.”

— Dr. Stewart Wu, Vice President of Marketing at Cortina Access

SHERBROOKE, QUEBEC, CANADA, November 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Media5 Corporation, a leading provider of IP-based communications solutions, and Cortina Access, a leading provider of fibre access & carrier-grade gateway IC solutions, announced today the successful integration of the M5T SCE SDK for E-DVA (Embedded Digital Voice Application) into the CortinaTM CA82xx family of SoCs.

Through this collaboration, the SIP based M5T SCE SDK for E-DVA is integrated into the CortinaTM CA82xx systems enabling faster time-to-market and reduced development costs of PON (Passive Optical Network) equipment.

“Integration with Cortina’s unique, low-power and high performance Passive Optical Network (PON) technology meets the gateway specifications of the world’s leading cable service providers,” says Mr. Stéphane Ross, Product Line Management Director at Media5. “With this collaboration, both Media5 and Cortina are committed to delivering the best-in-class VoIP embedded services for worldwide customers, enabling them with an easy pre-integrated solution & quick time-to-market advantage”.

“Carriers looking for a complete solution over the access network will find the comprehensive M5T E-DVA fully integrated with the Cortina CA82xx PON SoC. The result of this successful partnership reaffirms our mission of connecting people and homes through a highly integrated and fast time-to-market platform. It is bringing the efficient network closer to consumers”, states Dr. Stewart Wu, Vice President of Marketing at Cortina Access.
ABOUT THE MEDIA5 M5T SIP SDKs

Highly interoperable, secure and customisable, the M5T SCE SDK for E-DVA implements a rich feature set allowing the creation of unique and tailored applications. By removing the need for complicated integrations or deep VoIP know-how, manufacturers’ will see their time to market and development cycle of optimised voice enable products significantly reduced. With the fast growing deployments of optical fibre around the world, the collaboration between Media5 and Cortina offers a great advantage for manufacturers looking to build cost-efficient VoIP-enabled Optical Network Terminals (ONTs) products.

ABOUT MEDIA5

Media5 Corporation is a global supplier of multimedia communication solutions, well-known for its reliable, carrier-grade Mediatrix gateways. With a focus on innovation and excellence in customer support, Media5 delivers highly adaptive hardware and software components for business multimedia communications and collaboration. Media5 is present worldwide with local representatives in North and Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East.
The M5T SIP Client Engine SDKs are deployed in millions of devices worldwide. They are used for SIP Client products by many major telecom equipment manufacturers, system integrators, OEM/ODMs, and OTT developers in different vertical markets. Learn more on media5corp.com.

ABOUT CORTINA ACCESS

Cortina's industry leading innovative technologies create new paradigms of broadband access from the service providers to the digital home. Cortina's mission to "Connecting People and Homes" removes the last infrastructure bottleneck and delivers efficient bandwidth to the homes, bringing the network closer to consumers. cortina-access.com

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Agenda Released for 2019’s Future Soldier Technology

SMi Reports: Senior Military confirmed to present at the 5th annual Future Soldier Technology Conference and Focus Day

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, November 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Conference organisers SMi Group have released a brochure for the upcoming, 5th annual Future Soldier Technology conference and exhibition, returning to London on 12th and 13th March with its Dismounted Soldier Situational Awareness Focus Day on the 11th March 2019.

Sponsorship is now open – Contact Sadia at smalick@smi-online.co.uk for information on exhibition and branding packages available.

As the only meeting solely dedicated to enhancing soldier modernisation programmes, Future Soldier Technology 2019 will provide a unique opportunity to see how emerging technologies and materials are helping to overcome challenges for the warfighter and enhancing soldier programmes across the world.

The three day agenda has been released – visit the website to download the event brochure to view detailed information on the programme, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors at: http://www.futuresoldiertechnology.com/einpr

Key Reasons to Attend Future Soldier Technology 2019:

• Host nation support, with opening keynote briefing from: Mr Nick Taylor CEng FIMechE MAPM RPP, Soldier Training and Special Programmes Team Leader, DE&S.

• An international speaker line up unrivalled within other events, that provide key updates from nations across the globe. With exclusive updates on soldier programmes from: UK, USA, Australia, France, Canada, Norway, Portugal, and more.

• A dedicated focus day, 11th March 2019 on Dismounted Soldier Situational Awareness (DSA) – exploring how new technologies within mobile deployable communications, ISTAR, battlespace management, Command & Control networks, and innovative immersive technologies are assisting the warfighter.

• Meet and network with 200+ attendees (service providers, and military and government end-users) during 3+ hours of networking and an industry hosted evening networking drinks reception. Countries that attended last year include: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, USA.

Register online by 30th November to save £400: http://www.futuresoldiertechnology.com/einpr

For sponsorship and branding enquiries, contact Sadia Malick, director on +44 (0)20 7827 6748 or email smalick@smi-online.co.uk

For delegate enquiries, contact James Hitchen on: +44 (0) 20 7827 6054 or jhitchen@smi-online.co.uk

5th Annual Future Soldier Technology
Focus day: 11 March 2019, London, UK
Conference: 12-13 March 2019, London, UK

Lead Sponsor: Black Diamond Advanced Technology| Gold Sponsor: Glenair
Sponsors: 3M™ Peltor™, Fischer Connectors, Omnetics Connector Corporation

About SMi Group:
Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world's most forward-thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at http://www.smi-online.co.uk

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SMi Group
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GenHigh Tech Introduces the Bluetooth Enabled PICOOC Smart Body Fat Scale to the US Market

The PICOOC Smart Scale is one of the most accurate Bluetooth smart scales on the market

PICOOC Smart Scale can track up to 13 different body measurements via the PICOOC app.

Users can sync data from the PICOOC with the PICOOC app to see all stats and results to better track fitness progress and goals.

PICOOC Smart Body Fat Scale is an advanced Bluetooth scale that can track up to 13 different body measurements via the PICOOC app.

SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — GenHigh Tech, a global leader in high-quality, innovative consumer products, is pleased to announce it has brought the highly accurate PICOOC Smart Body Fat Scale to the U.S. consumer market. As health and fitness become increasingly connected, more and more smart home devices are present in households, starting with consumer-friendly smart scales.

The PICOOC Smart Scale is one of the most accurate smart scales on the market, as it is equipped with 4 high-precision sensors, it can weigh from 18lbs up to 330lbs in 0.2 lbs increments. The device features Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. Users can sync data from the PICOOC with the PICOOC app to see all stats and results to better track fitness progress and goals.

The PICOOC Smart Scale uses the combination of Bio-electrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) Technology and the PICOOC Health Data Platform (developed by Chicago University researchers) to obtain exact body scores and statistics.

PICOOC’s health data systems are able to accurately track up to 13 different body measurements. These include body fat, body weight, muscle, visceral fat, protein, bone mass, water, body type, body age, BMR, BMI, and your overall PICOOC score.

The PICOOC Smart Scale supports multiple users, and it automatically identifies each family member thanks to step-on technology. All of the data is securely stored in the PICOOC app for instant access. Personal settings including profile, body circumference, and weight goal can be changed for individual users. The measurements can be synced with Google Fit and Apple Health, to maximize their effectiveness.

The device’s LED display also reduces power consumption while providing clear, concise results. The scale’s tempered glass is scratch resistant, the non-slip pads prevent sliding, and its sleek and compact design and the white color perfectly complement any environment. The body is made of strong ABS material that survived a 1.5-meter drop test, and it holds the inner components nicely.

The PICOOC smart scale comes in two versions; Mini Pro and Big Pro. The two scales vary in pricing, size, and thickness of the tempered glass (PICOOC Mini’s 5mm/PICOOC Big’s 8mm). Everything else including the app, measurements, and other features remain the same.

The PICOOC smart scale is available now on Amazon at an MSRP of $59.99 (PICOOC Mini Pro Smart Body Fat Scale) and $79.99 (PICOOC Big Pro Smart Body Fat Scale). All PICOOC products are backed by a one-year Amazon warranty and toll-free 24/7 technical support.

About GenHigh
GenHigh’s mission is to provide consumers worldwide access to high-quality, elegantly-designed smart devices engineered with the latest innovations in technology matched with precision craftsmanship. We are headquartered in China. GenHigh was founded in 2017 with operations in the US and Japan. GenHigh is committed to our goal of connecting consumers & communities through our everyday products. For more information, please visit http://www.genhigh.com.

About PICOOC
PICOOC is the leading developer of smart home and health devices. Since 2013, PICOOC has been occupying a leading position in this industry with an extraordinary market response thanks to the virtues of reliable products and outstanding service. For more information about PICOOC, please visit the Amazon product page.

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Dr. C. Clair Claiborne of Claiborne Consulting to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

APEX, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, November 14, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — We enter a room, we flip on a light switch and the light turns on, but how often do we ever stop to think about how electricity reaches our homes to deliver the voltage we need.

According to today’s guest, it all depends on transformers, and there’s more to them than meets the eye.

Dr. C. Clair Claiborne is the founder of Claiborne Consulting, where he draws on his expertise in the fields of material science and engineering to assist organizations that manufacture transformers.

“I consult with companies in terms of the materials that go into transformers. That includes the liquids and the metals and the ceramics and everything else.”

Transformers can be found all over. Larger transformers take power from the central generators and converts it to a power frequency that can be transmitted over the power lines to smaller transformers that take power from power lines and convert it from 220v to 120v to deliver it into your house.

All transformers are constructed much the same way, with a metal core wrapped with a wired coil and paper to insulate the coil. Transformers also require mineral oil

There are a number of companies that compete in this industry, including ABB, the largest worldwide company, and Siemens, a German company. Their customers are industrial companies, government agencies and, of course, utilities.

Dr. Claiborne spent 33 years with ABB before striking out on his own.

“It took quite a bit of courage to launch this consultancy, but I am hopeful for the future,” says Dr. Claiborne. “Instead of working for one organization, I can provide my expertise to a number of organizations in this industry.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Dr. C. Clair Claiborne in an interview with Jim Masters on November 16th at 11am EST.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389

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IP’s “PR problem” will be Discussed by Leading Figures at Public Event in New York

What to do about intellectual property’s negative image is the focus of the IP Awareness Summit, a gathering of concerned owners, educators and creators, Nov 29

Remarkably, in what I believe amounts to Orwellian ‘doublespeak,’ those who’ve been advancing the patent troll narrative argue that they do so because they are actually pro-innovation.”

— USPTO Director Andrei Iancu

NEW YORK, NY, USA, November 13, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Leading intellectual property owners, creators, educators organizations and managers will consider the best ways to improve literacy about the role and impact of IP rights at the second annual IP Awareness Summit in New York on November 29.

IPAS will examine how increases in information access and speed have affected how patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets are seen and why they often fail to be accepted as “legitimate” property. The Summit also will address improving IP literacy through education and the media. Registration is open to the public.

IP Thought-Leaders

Featured speakers include United Stated Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Director Andrei Iancu, leading inventors, educators and the media.

Director Iancu said in fireside chat before more than 600 members of the Licensing Executives Society in Boston on October 15 that IP faces a public relations problem and the once heralded American inventor is no longer seen as a hero. He amplified those remarks at a speech later that week before the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association:

“Remarkably, in what I believe amounts to Orwellian ‘doublespeak,’ those who’ve been advancing the patent troll narrative argue that they do so because they are actually pro-innovation. That by their highlighting, relentlessly, the dangers in the patent system, they actually encourage innovation…

“What an odd message to deliver in the 21st century. What an odd message to deliver in America in particular, a country of risk-takers, entrepreneurs and inventors. An odd message indeed, especially given the incredible success of the American patent system over time.”

Others who will address be addressing IP literacy issues at IPAS 2018 include Manny Schecter, Chief Patent Counsel at IBM and President of the Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation, and Jay walker, entrepreneur, Priceline.com founder, TEDMED curator and one of the most prolific U.S. inventors. There will be panels, other speakers and breakouts with audience participation.

Among those already registered for IPAS 2018 are IP owners, executives, educators, creators, service providers, investors, lawyers, IP organizations and the media. The remaining tickets will go fast.

To see all of the presenters and the program, go here.

To register, use this link.

About the Center for IP Understanding

The Center for Intellectual Property Understanding is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to increasing awareness of IP rights and their impact on people’s lives. CIPU provides information, conducts research and facilitates activities that seek to make IP more intelligible, enhance value and deter theft. The Center also tracks attitudes toward IP rights, including patents, copyrights, and trademarks, and through outreach, provides an education framework for understanding how IP promotes competition and creates jobs. To learn more, please visit www.understandingip.org.

Bruce Berman
Center for IP Understanding
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Lomiko (TSX-V: LMR, OTC: LMRMF, FSE: DH8C) Closes Raise of $ 1,167,552

Lomiko (TSX-V: LMR, OTC: LMRMF, FSE: DH8C)Private Placement Close Raise of $ 1,167,552

Lomiko (TSX:LMR)

EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA, November 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Lomiko Closes Raise of $ 1,167,552

Lomiko Metals Inc.(“Lomiko”)(TSX-V: LMR, OTC: LMRMF, FSE: DH8C) announces it has closed the 3rd and final tranche of its private placement and will issue 12,400,000 units at $0.05 per unit for proceeds of $620,000. Each unit will be comprised of one share and one share purchase warrant, with each warrant exercisable at a price of $0.10 for a period of two years from closing. A finder’s fee of 10% cash has been agreed to be paid. Proceeds will be used for working capital. In total, the Company has raised $1,167,552

The securities to be issued pursuant to the 3rd tranche will have a hold period expiring March 8, 2018. The closing of the transaction, the issuance of the securities and the payment of the finder’s fee is subject to the final approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

For more information, review the website at www.lomiko.com, or contact A. Paul Gill at 604-729-5312 or by email at: info@lomiko.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
LOMIKO METALS INC.

A. Paul Gill,
President and Chief Executive Officer

We seek safe harbor. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

View source version on investorsnews.ca: https://investorsnews.ca/lomiko-closes-raise-of-1167552/

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NEW COMPRESSED AIR GUNS AVAILABLE WITH ENERGY SAVING AND NOISE REDUCING NOZZLES

Nex Flow Safety Air Guns

Air amplifying nozzles meet OSHA standards for safety and are noise reducing. Used with quality air guns they can save energy and improve the work environment.

RICHMIOND HILL, ONTARIO, CANADA, November 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Nex Flow Air Products Corp. now offers three types of air guns that are ideal for any factory environment:

The Easy Grip air gun with air amplifying nozzles ad an option to add extensions and even swivels at the end of the extension to get into difficult areas.

The Easy Grip "light" is a small air gun with a very small air amplifying safety nozzle for smaller target blow off applications.

and

The Hand Comfort button air gun for those who prefer a very small air gun with push button activation instead of a trigger.

All air guns have ergonometric designed for comfortable use. Each type of air gun has various options for blow off with the Easy Grip the most flexible to allow extensions added so they can blow into hard to get to locations.

Les Rapchak
Nex Flow Air Products Corp.
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NoviFlow Unleashes Terabit Scale Switching with Faucet Open Source SDN Controller, NoviWare NOS and Barefoot Tofino

World’s First Deployment of Faucet with NoviFlow’s NoviWare NOS and P4-Programmable Terabit Scale Forwarding Plane with Barefoot Tofino-Powered Switch at SC18

By deploying Faucet on Barefoot Tofino, NoviFlow is proving that Faucet provides a compelling new SDN option for existing and greenfield networks with unprecedented price performance and flexibility.”

— Dominique Jodoin, President, and CEO of NoviFlow

DALLAS, TEXAS, USA, November 12, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — NoviFlow® Inc., a leading vendor of high-performance SDN network operating software (NOS), cybersecurity middleware and programmable network solutions, today announced that it has deployed its NoviWare NOS on Barefoot Networks’ P4-programmable Barefoot Tofino™-based 6.5 Tbps switches with the Faucet open source OpenFlow controller as part of SCinet, the SC Conference's dedicated high-capacity network.

Faucet moves network control functions (like routing protocols, neighbor discovery, and switching algorithms) to vendor independent server-based software, versus traditional router or switch embedded firmware, where those functions are easy to manage, test, and extend with modern systems management best practices and tools. Faucet controls OpenFlow compatible hardware, including switches using the 6.5 Tbps Barefoot Tofino networking chip with NoviFlow’s NoviWare NOS. Features of Faucet include:
• VLANs
• IPv4 and IPv6 support
• Static and BGP routing
• Flexible port and VLAN based Access Control Lists
• Port mirroring
• Vendor neutral stacking of OpenFlow switches
• Policy-based forwarding to offload processing to external systems (E.g., 802.1x via hostapd)
• Dataplane for NFV – Offload functions such as DHCP, NTP, Firewall, and IDS
• Grafana-based dashboards for monitoring
• Prometheus integration for monitoring and instrumentation of FAUCET
• Influxdb support for time-series OpenFlow port statistics
• Comprehensive test suite

Faucet has been deployed in production around the world. Some of the sites include REANNZ, AARNet, ESnet, Victoria University of Wellington, The University of Tokyo, WIDE Project, Toulouse Internet Exchange and WAND Group Waikato University.

This year, Faucet will be deployed as part of SCinet, the dedicated high-capacity network for the SC Conference, designed and built by volunteer experts from industry, academia, and government. Planning begins more than a year in advance of each SC Conference and culminates in a high-intensity installation that, for the duration of the conference, is the fastest and most powerful network in the world. NoviFlow’s NoviWare Network Operating System, the first commercially deployed SDN NOS for P4-programmable Barefoot Tofino-based Ethernet switches, will be running on Tofino-based hardware in the Faucet controlled part of SCinet. NoviWare is the SDN industry’s most complete and highest performance implementation of the OpenFlow 1.3/1.4/1.5 standard for use in switches, cybersecurity solutions, WAN IP/MPLS routers, network and VNF acceleration platforms, and other high-bandwidth data plans.

“Barefoot is pleased to see NoviFlow create a high-performance forwarding plane for Faucet features using Barefoot Tofino and the Barefoot P4 Studio Software Development Environment, enabling a switching platform to meet the stringent performance requirements of SC18’s SCinet,” said Arkadiy Shapiro, Product Line Manager, Core Software and Solution Partnerships at Barefoot Networks. “NoviFlow’s expertise in P4 and ability to leverage open source projects uniquely positions them to bring to market differentiated solutions for next-generation networks.”

According to Richard Nelson, Co-chair of the Faucet Foundation: “NoviFlow, a founding member of the Faucet Foundation, is a pioneer in programmable match-action pipelines. We see the deployment in SCinet of Faucet with Tofino hardware running NoviFlow’s NoviWare as an expression of confidence in the Faucet Controller, our organization, and in our efforts to foster an efficient, flexible and cost-effective Open Source SDN-controller solution.”

Says Dominique Jodoin, President, and CEO of NoviFlow: “NoviFlow’s participation in Faucet is part of our ongoing commitment to ensure that our products support the widest range of Open Source OpenFlow controllers, and the use cases and usage models that each one enables. This commitment to openness has played a great part in NoviFlow’s products being chosen by educational institutions and national research networks around the globe including AARN, CISRO, FIU, KTH, NCSU, PSCNC, SURFNet, UNSW amongst many others. By deploying Faucet on Barefoot Tofino at SC18, NoviFlow is proving that in a world where fluid and flexible information technologies are increasingly the key to success, Faucet provides a compelling new SDN-based option for both existing and greenfield networks, with unprecedented price performance and flexibility.”

The Faucet OpenFlow Controller running on NoviWare/Tofino-powered switches will be featured in the SCinet at SC18, Nov. 12-16, 2018 in Dallas, Texas.

ABOUT NOVIFLOW
NoviFlow Inc. is a leading provider of high-performance SDN Network Operating Software (NOS), Cybersecurity Middleware and Programmable Network Solutions to network carriers, data center operators, government agencies and enterprises seeking greater control, security and flexibility over their networks. NoviFlow has offices in Montreal, Boston, Sunnyvale and Seattle, and representatives in the Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East. For more information, visit http://noviflow.com/. Follow NoviFlow on Twitter @NoviFlowInc.

ABOUT BAREFOOT NETWORKS
Barefoot Networks launched in 2016 after two years of developing technology that built switch silicon with a forwarding plane that is defined in software while not compromising on performance. Barefoot empowers network owners and their infrastructure partners to design, optimize, and innovate to meet their specific requirements and gain competitive advantage. In combining the P4 programming language with fast programmable switches, Barefoot has also created an ecosystem for compilers, tools, and P4 programs to make P4 accessible to anybody. Barefoot Networks is headquartered in Silicon Valley and is backed by strategic investors including Alibaba, Dell Technology Capital, Google Inc., Goldman Sachs Principal Strategic Investments, Hewlett Packard Pathfinder, and Tencent, and by premier venture capital firms including Andreessen Horowitz, Lightspeed, and Sequoia Capital. For more information, visit https://barefootnetworks.com/. Follow us on Twitter: @barefootnetwork.

Barefoot Networks, the Foot Logo, Tofino, P4 Studio are trademarks of Barefoot Networks. NoviFlow, NoviSwitch, NoviWare are trademarks of NoviFlow Inc.

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