Combating Cyber Attacks: Using a 288-core server


  Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 6:30 PM
  Location: Cadence / Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose, CA (map)
  Speaker: Jim Brogan, Chief of Engineering, Tilera Corporation

Time: 6:30 PM (PT) Networking/Refreshments, 7:00 PM Presentation

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Abstract:

Tilera processors provide a standard Linux platform, which can process very high throughput network traffic. With cyber attacks becoming more frequent, organized and costly in the damage they inflict on governments, businesses, and critical infrastructure, there is a significant need for hardware and software that can process live network traffic and prevent such attacks. The combination of Suricata, a high performance network intrusion detection and prevention system sponsored by the US government and the Tilera-based platforms, compacting up to 288 cores and 32 10Gbps ports in a 1U chassis, provides the highest performance and performance-per-watt-per-rack-unit system designed to detect and prevent malware, botnets, spyware, spam, worms, backdoor exploits, Trojans and zombie machines.

This talk will examine, in detail, how the features of the TILE-GX processor and the on-chip mesh intelligent packet processor (mPIPE) are leveraged to implement the Suricata functions and deliver high performance.

Speaker bio:

Jim Brogan manages customer and internal education at Tilera Corporation, aimed to educate users to fully leverage the unique capabilities of theTilera processor architecture. Prior to this role a Tilera, he served as global field engineering manager.

Jim began his career at Amdahl Corporation as an ASIC engineer in mainframe computing and then as a software engineer in storage solutions. In 2001 he transitioned to field applications engineering in a virtual systems engineering startup, VaST Systems Technology, where he worked primarily with customers in the embedded solutions space, including automotive, wireless, and networking.

Jim holds an electrical engineering degree from Brigham Young University. When working late, traveling, or speaking to captive audiences he is survived by his wife and four children.

 

Sponsored by:

Tilera Corporation, http://www.tileratilera_logo

 

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