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Event Summary: DENT at ONE Summit 2024

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The Linux Foundation hosted ONE Summit 2024 in San Jose, CA from April 29–May 1, 2024. ONE Summit is the ONE industry event to focus on best practices, technical challenges and business opportunities facing network decision-makers from Access to Edge to Cloud. Whether deploying a 5G network, building government infrastructure, or using automation and networking to transform your business, this collaborative environment enabled interaction with peers to learn about the open source networking technologies that will transform the industry.

DENT sponsored ONE Summit 2024, allowing the DENT community to interact with the broader open source networking community. DENT hosted a booth staffed by representatives from Amazon, Keysight, PLVision, Sartura, and The Linux Foundation. Attendees learned about DENT’s mission, community presence, components, benefits, role as an embedded operating system, deployed DENT platforms, DentOS v3 Cynthia, DentOS v4 and beyond

Further, the DENT Community presented two sessions at the event. Taskin Ucpinar, Senior Technical Program Manager at Amazon, discussed DENT’s Features Roadmap for Disaggregated Enterprise Networks. Ucpinar explained how the DENT community envisions unifying the community of Silicon Vendors, ODMs, SI, and OEMs to provide and enhance Distributed Enterprise Edge functionality, enable wider adaptation of disaggregated enterprise networks, and cover expanded use cases.

Then, Taras Choryni, PLVision’s Director of Open Networking Solutions and Strategy, spoke about the SAI Virtual Switch in DentOS. In his presentation, Chornyi explained the experience of using the SONiC SAI Virtual Switch in DentOS. Throughout the development and testing phases of NOS, DENT leverages virtualization to simulate a streamlined yet authentic data center switch environment. This approach allows comprehensive testing of the control plane applications without the need for physical hardware. By enabling the virtual switch, users gain the power to emulate multiple switches in complex networking setups in virtual environments. This offers businesses the flexibility to streamline their development and testing even before a fully deployed physical device is available. 

Videos of both sessions will be available soon.

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Taras Chornyi, PLVision’s Director of Open Networking Solutions and Strategy, presents during one of DENT’s speaking sessions at ONE Summit on May 1, 2024.

Event Summary: DENT at 2024 OCP Regional Summit

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The Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation is a growing, global community whose mission is to design, use and enable mainstream delivery of the most efficient designs for scalable computing. OCP is rooted in the belief that openly sharing ideas, specifications and other intellectual property is the key to maximizing innovation and reducing complexity in tech components, a belief shared by DENT.

DENT participated as an Open Source Partner at the 2024 OCP Regional Summit held in Lisbon, Portugal between April 24-25. The Summit served as a platform where technical and business leaders from EMEA united to address critical issues related to data center sustainability, energy efficiency and heat reuse. 

OCP’s annual regional summit explores how innovations from hyperscale data center operators can contribute to solving these challenges. The annual summit also showcases deployments of specific OCP-recognized data center equipment in the EMEA region. 

The key areas of emphasis for 2024 included Data Center Sustainability, AI, Security and Data Protection, Power and Cooling, and Deployments. Additionally, participants learned how innovations within the OCP Community are pivotal in developing and implementing a sustainable and scalable computational infrastructure for the future.

DENT representatives from Amazon and Luxoft volunteered at the DENT booth, interacting with attendees and diving into DENT’s ethos and use cases. 

DENT’s presence grew project awareness and educated attendees on DENT’s role in the open source community, promoting DENT as a network operating system, control plane and management plane. 

In total, there were 725 attendees, 41 sponsors and 25 Expo Hall booths from 315 organizations and 33 countries at the event, providing a great opportunity to introduce DENT to a new audience. 

DENT sincerely thanks those who attended the 2024 OCP Regional Summit in Lisbon. DENT looks forward to the 2024 OCP Global Summit held in San Jose, CA from October 15–17.

Check out upcoming events where DENT will be present: 

Attendees watch a keynote presentation on April 24, 2024.

What is PoE?

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Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a technology for delivering DC power to devices over copper Ethernet cabling. With the ability to transport both data and power across a single cable it not only reduces the need for multiple cables, it eliminates the deployment of separate power supplies, all while simplifying the installation process, and improving safety, which ultimately results in saving time and reducing the cost of installing the cables.

In 2022, the DENT project introduced PoE on dentOS to help users control PoE-based power distribution and management on all devices. But, there was one major issue. The initial implementation was not fully integrated into the Linux kernel because it did not allow the PoE functionality to be controlled by all the standard Linux tools and processes.

Today, the DENT community is proud to announce that a new kernel-based PoE implementation project has officially launched. By moving the PoE controller functionality to Linux Kernel, the standard Linux tools will be able to control the power distribution and management, all while unifying PoE-based power management control across all networked platforms. 

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DENT Mini-Summit at OCP Global Summit 2023

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Join us for an inspiring morning filled with insights and innovation as we dive into the future of networking at the DENT Mini-Summit. DENT would like to cordially invite you to join us at our upcoming Mini-Summit, a co-located event at the OCP Global Summit on October 18, 2023, from 8 am to 12 pm inside room LL20A. Come join us as we discuss how DENT is enabling the evolution of customer expectations through Linux Kernel networking. Take a peek at our full schedule.

Be sure to make a plan to visit the DENT booth at the OCP Global Summit! We will be located directly behind the Experience Center at booth C38. Stop by our booth to meet some of the DENT community members, watch some of our live-recorded demos that spotlight the advantages of using DentOS and just how user-friendly our software has become, pick up some exclusive swag, and just say Hi! We are looking forward to discussing the innovative future of network operating systems (NOS) with you. See you there!

Do you have a jam-packed schedule and are trying to decide which DENT talk will pique your interest? Plan accordingly by checking out our amazing list of speakers below:

Wednesday, October 18

  • 8:00am – 8:10am | SJCC – Lower Level Level – LL20A
    • Opening Remarks [Welcome and Vision of NoS]
      • Arpit Joshipura, General Manager, Networking, Edge, and IoT, Linux Foundation
  • 8:10am – 8:25am | SJCC – Lower Level Level – LL20A
    • Introduction to DENT
      • Kevin Yao, Senior Director, Micas
      • Max Simmons, Marketing Executive, Micas
  • 8:25am – 8:40am | SJCC – Lower Level Level – LL20A
    • Vision of DENT
      • Jason Long, Director, AWS Apps Networking
  • 8:40am – 8:55am | SJCC – Lower Level Level – LL20A
    • DENT End-User Story
      • Sean Crandall, Senior Manager, Network Development, Amazon
  • 8:55am – 9:10am | SJCC – Lower Level Level – LL20A
    •  DENT Features Roadmap
      • Taskin Ucpinar, Senior TPM, Amazon
  • 9:10am – 9:35am | SJCC – Lower Level Level – LL20A
    • What’s done and What’s new in DENT Upstreaming Activities
      • Bruno Banelli, Emerging Technologies Architect, Sartura
  • 9:35am – 10:15am | SJCC – Lower Level Level – LL20A
    • Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI) Testing in DENT
      • Taras Chornyi, Director of Open Networking Solutions and Strategy, PLVision
      • Manodipto Ghose, Product Manager, Director System Testing, Keysight Technologies
  • 10:15am – 10:40am | SJCC – Lower Level Level – LL20A
    • DENT Workshop
      • Taskin Ucpinar, Senior TPM, Amazon
  • 10:40am – 11:05am | SJCC – Lower Level Level – LL20A
    • Open Source PoE & DENT
      • Carl Roth, Software Development Engineer, Amazon
      • Shaw Li, Manager, Software Development, Amazon
  • 11:05am – 11:30am | SJCC – Lower Level Level – LL20A
    • Best Practices to Integrate DENT Community Test Cases into CI Pipeline
      • Mircea Dan Gheorghe, Director System Testing, Keysight Technologies
      • Manodipto Ghose, Product Manager, Director System Testing, Keysight Technologies
      • Chetan Murthy, Senior Software Developer, Amazon
  • 11:30am – 12:00pm | SJCC – Lower Level Level – LL20A
    • Panel: DENT BoF
      • Jan Klare, Senior Solutions Architect, BISDN
      • Larry Ho, Chairman and Vice President of Software Engineering, Edge Core
      • Sandeep Nagaraja, Principal Engineer, Amazon
      • Taras Chornyi, Director of Open Networking Solutions and Strategy, PLVision
      • Manodipto Ghose Product Manager, Director System Testing, Keysight Technologies
      • Avik Bhattacharya, Senior Product Manager, Keysight Technologies
      • Marian Stoica, Senior Engineer, Luxoft

Accessing platform-specific details on ONIE compliant devices in Linux

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The DENT project has been promoting the use of an Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) within Linux-based networking products. Recently, a number of useful features have been added to the upstream Linux kernel to help with the adoption of this environment. Deep dive into the story behind these contributions.

ONIE hardware requirements

The project has little-to-no hardware limitation, at least regarding the underlying platform. Manufacturers can use almost any common architecture supported by the Linux kernel. One requirement however, is to include a non-volatile storage, whatever its type, to store ONIE specific product data. The range of information the manufacturer can provide is wide, ranging from the serial number of the device to the MAC addresses for the network interfaces, along with various version numbers, manufacturing date and place, as well as manufacturer specific information.

To be really useful, this data must be parsable in a generic way. This is the purpose of ONIE’s TlVInfo format. The format is named after the data layout within the storage: TLV or Type Length and Value fields. Basically, we expect each entry to be made of an encoded value giving the type of field, concatenated with the size of the payload and the data itself.

All TLV entries follow each other in a table which shall not exceed 2048 bytes. The ONIE format specifies a number of mandatory fields which define the overall structure, such as an easy to spot 8-bytes ID (“TlvInfo”), a version number for the entire table, its length, and at the end, a CRC-32 to check data integrity. In between, all possible fields are listed here, aside from vendor-specific extensions of course:

Such information can be used by the system administrators to know the origin of the product, its serial number, etc. But most importantly, one could expect the Linux kernel drivers to extract information from this table in order to configure the hardware. On network switches, a common requirement is to use a consistent and unique range of MAC addresses for the network interfaces, which could typically be specified in the ONIE TlvInfo table. This however requires a good integration in the system, deeper than just offering access to the raw content of the storage medium.

The NVMEM subsystem

Due to too much code duplication between various misc/ EEPROM drivers, and seeing the growing need for a standard consumer API to access their content, an NVMEM framework was contributed to the Linux kernel in 2015. Besides the needed factorization between all drivers, it introduced a standard device-tree API to both expose small amounts of data through “NVMEM cells”, as well as a consumer API which can be used by device drivers to retrieve the content of these cells. Over the years, the NVMEM subsystem was extended to support any kind of storage like NAND or SPI-NOR flashes. As an example of use, the NVMEM abstraction quickly became the right way to expose MAC addresses to network controller drivers. ONIE TlvInfo tables can be stored in almost any kind of non-volatile storage medium and need to expose their content to drivers, making the fit with the NVMEM subsystem quite obvious. Unfortunately, the subsystem had to evolve a little bit in order to allow this synergy.

Until recently, the framework only supported static device-tree bindings, only describing the precise location of each piece of data inside the storage. Said otherwise, one would need to know precisely the location and size of each field in advance, which does not match ONIE’s TlvInfo concept where flexibility is key. The DENT project hence decided to fund additional kernel development in order to be able to support these tables.

The NVMEM layout interface and the ONIE layout driver

The entire design of the NVMEM subsystem predating 2015, no support whatsoever for any advanced parsing mechanism was considered. The only binding existing was using fixed offsets and sizes and would definitely not fit the ONIE TlvInfo purpose. Instead, such a design would need to target a storage area from which useful information could be extracted, and tell the Linux kernel what logic to follow in order to parse its content and expose the cells.

Supporting such a new logic in the NVMEM subsystem became the target and in order to tackle this, the DENT project contracted Bootlin, an engineering company which made Linux kernel developments and upstreaming its expertise. As the company was already deeply involved in the kernel community, Miquèl Raynal, who drove these developments, quickly found the most relevant and hopefully efficient approach to address the DENT’s needs. Indeed, sharing with the community has been key in this quest, as Michael Walle, an active member of the community, had already tried to do something similar. His first approach, while technically relevant, unfortunately did not convince the maintainers. Exchanging with Michael and building a common solution to overcome the known difficulties lead to a satisfying cooperation which ended into a common series which, after several additional tries, would become the adopted solution. Despite having received early validation from many members of the community as there were actual expectations regarding the whole NVMEM layout logic, the upstreaming process took time, meticulous testing and many reviews, further certifying the commitment of the DENT project to act as a leader and a contributor of the Linux kernel community. 

The final proposal added a truly new parser alongside the fixed cells parser, named “NVMEM layouts”. The needed infrastructure would rely on an underlying driver to perform the parsing, the “layout driver”, and would expose NVMEM cells based on what has been dynamically discovered. The exact layout in the storage medium is still unknown when the platform starts, but still, system administrators can describe the cells they need in the NVMEM device-tree node and still point to them from the consumer devices, waiting for them at run-time to be filled. Within this new scope, the DENT project additionally funded the writing of an ONIE layout driver to parse the TlvInfo table, while Walle complemented the work with an SL28 VPD layout driver, exposing MAC addresses with the same constraint as ONIE tables. Both layout drivers would dynamically extract data from the underlying devices following their own rules and expose them through the generic NVMEM abstraction.

Since the initial merge, an additional layout driver has been proposed, showing even more interest for this work beyond the single use of the layouts for the ONIE purpose, further validating the relevance of this contribution pushed by the DENT project.

ONIE TlvInfo tables support being upstream since version 6.4 of the Linux kernel, hopes are to see all userspace parsers disappear in favor of this united solution, like the common Marvell mvpp2 network controller driver which is now capable of getting its MAC addresses automatically. We all hope that the lessons learned with this project as well as the positive outcome of this venture laid solid foundations for further upstream contributions, working with all people involved in this powerful community.

DentOS 3.0 Unveiled: Open Source NOS Powering Distributed Enterprise Edge Brings Network Management, Scalability, and Security via New  Rapid Release Cycle

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  • Newest version of DENT, an open source Network Operating System under the Linux Foundation, enables users to securely manage and operate their distributed enterprise edge network deployments 
  • Release implements a new LTS kernel, following kernel upstream best practices
  • DENT 3.0 ushers in the technical community’s move to a rapid innovation/release cycle, enabling earlier access to requested features in a modern DevOps world that includes 802.1x, QoS, IGMP Snooping, and Egress Policing

SAN FRANCISCO, 19 April 2023The DENT project, an open source network operating system utilizing the Linux Kernel, Switchdev, and other Linux based projects, today announced the launch of DentOS 3.0, code-named “Cynthia,” a cutting-edge network operating system (NOS) that’s now moved to a more rapid release cycle.  This innovative operating system provides a flexible and customizable platform for network administrators to manage their networks, while also leveraging the power of open source technologies.

DENT provides access to open source- based switches at a lower cost and with more flexibility compared to proprietary switches with locked ecosystems. Network wiring closets in many facilities–including retail stores, warehousing, remote locations, enterprises, and small and mid-sized businesses–are often small, requiring a compact solution for network management. Additionally, staff expertise may be limited, and branch-office switches from leading suppliers can require costly contracts. DENT can be easily deployed on white-box hardware in small spaces, providing an efficient and cost-effective solution for network management. As a result, DENT deployment can significantly enhance network management in a wide range of environments, providing greater efficiency, reliability, and scalability.

DENT 3.0 builds on a solid foundation of fundamental OS features for networking, three years in the making, that include SwitchDev, POE+ and others. 

Specific feature updates in 3.0 include:

  • Traffic Control (TC) Persistence
    • Enables traffic control commands and configuration data across boots simplifies configuration and set up
  • New Kernel 5.15(LTS)
    • Increased security, management with new Kernel software
  • Rapid DevOps, providing early access to:
    •  IEEE 802.1x :security/patches in kernel and Switchdev
    •  QoS: (Mgmt): enables prioritization and optimization of bandwidth usage in remote locations
    • IPv6: for continued expansion and support of more IOT Devices 
    • IGMP Snooping: no router required at enterprise location 
  • Egress Policer

DENT in Deployment

DentOS enables Amazon’s Just Walk Out Technology to connect and manage thousands of devices like cameras, sensors, entry and exit gates, and access points on the network edge. For more information, please see this presentation from ONE Summit 2022, as well as content from the latest DENT Mini-Summit, co-located at ONE Summit.  

“We are pleased to leverage the DENT open-source platforms to power networking infrastructure to enable customers to skip check-out lines with our Just Walk Out Technology,” said Jason Long, head of Networking for Amazon Physical Retail Technology and chairman of the DENT Board. “DENT enabled us to reduce our networking costs by giving us access to open-source switches that allowed Amazon to efficiently deploy new hardware and software whenever we need instead of waiting for a bug fix from a third-party vendor”.

“Adoption and deployment by the world’s largest e-commerce leader with its Just Walk Out Technology is a shining example of the power of open source,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, Edge and IoT, the Linux Foundation. “In just three years, the DENT community created a working platform for disaggregated networks to power multiple device locations at the edge, now used by top retailers to streamline operations. This undertaking is only possible by the power of collaborative open source development.”   

Amazon joins Delta, Edgecore Networks, and Marvell as premiere members of DENT, which is only enabled by important contributions from across the community and wider ecosystem.

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Ecosystem Support for DentOS 3.0:

“With its cost-effective cloud managed networking products, Quantum Networks has established itself as a reliable community partner, especially in emerging markets,” said Mukesh Majithia, director (Technical), Quantum Networks, a user of DENT Project. “Our collaboration with the DENT community and Sartura is intended to build a roadmap for market-required features. Being able to provide a quality service to our customers through the use of Open Source technologies is what sets us apart from traditional vendors at a lower price.”

“Having a reliable verification process is paramount in networking, and Delta is proud to support DENT in their vision for OS verification. Investing in open-source hardware is an investment in the industry’s community, and we believe there will be numerous developments in the coming years that push the entire industry forward,” said Charlie Wu, VP of Data Center RBU, Delta Electronics.

“As a key contributing company to the DENT test working group, it is our pleasure to see another successful DENT 3.0 release and the platform becoming a robust network operating system with Amazon’s successful deployment in Just Walk Out Technology,” said Dean Lee, senior director, Cloud Solution Team at Keysight Technologies. “With the growing test coverage in Keysight’s system integration test lab, we are confident that onboarding new users will accelerate resulting in more successful DENT deployments in 2023.”

“By concentrating on switchdev and mainline Linux kernel support, DENT has laid a solid basis for the future of Linux-powered networking. There is no doubt that Linux-based ecosystems are the best choice for any buyer,” said Luka Perkov, CEO, Sartura. “Our efforts in the Upstream Working Group will be aimed at lowering the gap between SAI and mainline Linux as the DENT ecosystem continues to evolve.”

“We are pleased to be part of DENT’s third major release, bringing even more features that enable more streamlined operations across multiple devices at the edge,” said Larry Ho, VP of Software Engineering at Edgecore. “DENT has established a strong foundational platform for Linux and open source based network operations that is only possible via collaborative development.” 

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DENT Network Operating System Collaborates with OCP to Integrate Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI)

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  • Harmonizing Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI) with the DENT Network Operating System enables hardware and silicon vendors to speed up innovation and interoperability
  • Further collaboration between the Linux Foundation and the Open Compute Project is a testament to the robust partnership across open source software and hardware
  • Along with the existing and planned DENT platforms, adoption of SAI will enable support for the AS4610, AS7326 and similar OCP-recognized switch platforms

PRAGUE, Czech Republic – Open Compute Regional Summit – April 19, 2023The Linux Foundation (LF), the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the incorporation of the Open Compute Switch Abstraction Interface (SAI) into the open source DENT Network Operating System (NOS) project. This move marks a milestone in the collaboration between the Linux Foundation and the  Open Compute Project (OCP), aimed at benefiting the entire open-source community by providing a unified and standardized approach to networking across hardware and software.

The DENT project, a Linux-based network operating system (NOS), has been designed to empower disaggregated networking solutions for enterprises and data centers. By incorporating OCP’s SAI, an open-source Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) for network switches, DENT has taken a significant step forward in enabling seamless support for a wide range of Ethernet switch ASICs, thereby expanding its compatibility and fostering greater innovation in the networking space.

Why Incorporate SAI into DENT

The decision to integrate SAI into the DENT NOS was driven by the need to widen standardized interfaces for programming network switch ASICs, enabling hardware vendors to develop and maintain their device drivers independently from the Linux kernel. SAI offers several advantages:

  • Hardware Abstraction: SAI provides a hardware-agnostic API, enabling developers to work on a consistent interface across different switch ASICs, thus reducing development time and effort.
  • Vendor Independence: By separating the switch ASIC drivers from the Linux kernel, SAI enables hardware vendors to maintain their drivers independently, ensuring timely updates and support for the latest hardware features.
  • Ecosystem Support: SAI is backed by a thriving community of developers and vendors, ensuring continuous improvements and ongoing support for new features and hardware platforms.

Collaboration Between the Linux Foundation and OCP

The collaboration between the Linux Foundation and OCP is a testament to the power of open-source collaboration for hardware software co-design. By combining efforts, the organizations aim to:

  • Drive Innovation: By integrating SAI into the DENT NOS, both organizations can leverage their respective strengths to foster innovation in the networking space.
  • Expand Compatibility: With the support of SAI, DENT can now cater to a broader range of network switch hardware, enhancing its adoption and utility.
  • Strengthen Open-Source Networking: By collaborating, the Linux Foundation and OCP can work together to develop open-source solutions that address real-world networking challenges, thus promoting the growth and sustainability of open-source networking.

The Linux Foundation and OCP are committed to empowering the open-source community by delivering cutting-edge technologies and fostering innovation. The integration of SAI into the DENT project is just the beginning of a fruitful partnership that promises to revolutionize the world of networking.

Industry Support

Linux Foundation

“We are excited that Network Operating Systems have evolved significantly from Data Centers to Enterprise Edge,” said Arpit Johipura, general manager, Networking, Edge and IoT, the Linux Foundation. “Harmonizing at the lower layers provides alignment for the entire ecosystem across silicon, hardware, software and more. We’re eager to see what innovations arise from the extended collaboration.” 

Open Compute Project

“Working closely with the Linux Foundation and the extended open ecosystem to integrate SAI across hardware and software is key to enabling faster and more efficient innovation,” said Bijan Nowroozi, Chief Technical Officer (CTO) for the Open Compute Foundation. “Furthering our collaboration with the LF around the  DENT NOS further enables industry-standardization for more agile and scalable solutions.”


“We are glad to see the Linux Foundation collaborating with OCP to help grow the marketplace for DENT switch platforms. Edgecore Networks will be able to promote the open platforms that we have contributed to OCP to a wider market.” said name, title, Edgecore Networks.

Delta Electronics

“This is an exciting development for the industry because enterprise edge customers using DENT now have access to the same platforms that are deployed on a large scale in data centers to gain cost savings,” said Charlie Wu, VP of Data Center RBU, Delta Electronics. “Creating an open source community benefits the entire ecosystem of solutions for both providers and users, and Delta is proud to continue supporting DENT and SAI as we move towards a more collaborative market.”


“This is an exciting opportunity for the DENT ecosystem as developers and vendors have more options as they grow the ecosystem.” said name, title, Wistron. “DENT customers will be able to go to market quicker with the range of SAI platforms that Wistron has contributed to OCP.”


“The adoption of SAI by the DENT project benefits the entire ecosystem, expanding the options available to platform developers and system integrators,” said Venkat Pullela, Chief of Technology, Networking at Keysight. “SAI strengthens DENT immediately with an existing and continually growing set of test cases, test frameworks and test equipment. Thanks to SAI, the validation of ASIC performance can be completed much earlier in the cycle before the full NOS stack is available. Keysight is happy to be a part of the DENT community and provide validation tools for new platform onboarding and system verification.”

About The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world’s top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and industry adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Founded in 2000, The Linux Foundation today provides tools, training and events to scale any open source project, which together deliver an economic impact not achievable by any one company. More information can be found at

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Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.

About the Open Compute Project Foundation

At the core of the Open Compute Project (OCP) is its Community of hyperscale data center operators, joined by telecom and colocation providers and enterprise IT users, working with vendors to develop open innovations that when embedded in products are deployed from the cloud to the edge. The OCP Foundation is responsible for fostering and serving the OCP Community to meet the market and shape the future, taking hyperscale led innovations to everyone. Meeting the market is accomplished through open designs and best practices, and with data center facility and IT equipment embedding OCP Community-developed innovations for efficiency, at-scale operations and sustainability. Shaping the future includes investing in strategic initiatives that prepare the IT ecosystem for major changes, such as AI & ML, optics, advanced cooling techniques, and composable silicon. Learn more at

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