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Patent-pending socket layer claimed 3X faster than Linux's

Feb 28, 2013 — by Rick Lehrbaum 1,023 views

Wind River has introduced “patent-pending” packet acceleration technology, said to offer up to 300% faster UDP (user datagram protocol) throughput relative to the standard Linux networking stack.

The new packet acceleration technology, dubbed “Wind River Socket Layer,” has been integrated into the WInd River Acceleration Engine, whose purpose is to provide immediate and dramatic performance boosts on a massive scale during periods of heavy network traffic or transactions, according to the company. The new technology basically works by automatically steering traffic to a faster path.

The Wind River Acceleration Engine is part of the Wind River Intelligent Network Platform, a suite of software for developing 4G/LTE wireless infrastructure, firewall devices, and other applications requiring scalable packet analysis for the imminent wave of intelligent networks.


The latest release of the Wind River Intelligent Network Platform also includes a new data plane software engine, dais to provide enhanced visibility into real-time network traffic for smarter traffic management. Known as the Wind River Flow Analysis Engine, the software comprises libraries and tools for “deep visibility” into Layers 4 to 7 traffic flows, including real-time packet classification and protocol and application identification. These tools offer greater visibility into the delivery of metadata, such as types of files downloaded or whether data is email or text, allowing users to better management bandwidth, accelerate traffic, or guard against malicious data, according to the company.

Wind River’s Intelligent Network Platform includes software for managing a consolidated control and data plane system, plus software engines offering functions such as fast packet acceleration and deep packet inspection. The Platform is optimized for Intel architecture, and can be combined with Wind River Linux or other Linux distributions.

Further details on Wind River Acceleration here. Information regarding Wind River’s Intelligent Network Platform is here.

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