FD.io CSIT-2106 Release Report is published

Maciek Konstantynowicz (mkonstan)

Hi All,

FD.io CSIT-2106 report is now available on FD.io docs site:


Another successful release! Many thanks to all contributors in CSIT and
VPP communities for making it happen.

See below for CSIT-2106 release summary and pointers to specific
sections in the report.

Welcome all comments, best by email to csit-dev@lists.fd.io.

Maciek (CSIT PTL)

CSIT-2106 Release Summary


- AF_XDP: Added af_xdp driver support for all test cases. Test results
will be added in sub-sequent CSIT-2106 report.

- GTPU tunnel: Added GTPU HW Offload IPv4 routing tests.

- Intel Xeon Ice Lake: Added initial test data for these platforms.
Current CSIT-2106 report data for Intel Xeon Ice Lake comes from an
external source (Intel labs running CSIT code on
"8360Y D Stepping" and "6338N" processors).

- CSIT in AWS environment: Added CSIT support for AWS c5n instances
environment. Test results will be added in sub-sequent CSIT-2106

- MLRsearch improvements: Added support for multiple packet throughput
rates in a single search, each rate is associated with a distinct
Packet Loss Ratio (PLR) criterion. Implemented number of
optimizations improving rate discovery efficiency.


- Telemetry retouch: Refactored telemetry retrieval from DUTs and SUTs.
Included VPP perfmon plugin telemetry with all perfmon bundles
available in VPP release.

- Upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: Re-installed base operating system to
Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS. Upgrade included also baseline Docker containers
used for spawning topology.

Pointers to CSIT-2106 Report sections

1. FD.io CSIT test methodology [1]
2. VPP release notes [2]
3. VPP 64B/IMIX throughput graphs [3]
4. VPP throughput speedup multi-core [4]
5. VPP latency under load [5]
6. VPP comparisons v21.06 vs. v21.01 [6]
7. VPP performance all pkt sizes & NICs [7]
8. DPDK 20.08 apps release notes [8]
9. DPDK 64B throughput graphs [9]
10. DPDK latency under load [10]
11. DPDK comparisons 21.02 vs. 20.11 [11]

Functional device tests (VPP_Device) are also included in the report.

[1] https://docs.fd.io/csit/rls2106/report/introduction/methodology.html
[2] https://docs.fd.io/csit/rls2106/report/vpp_performance_tests/csit_release_notes.html
[3] https://docs.fd.io/csit/rls2106/report/vpp_performance_tests/packet_throughput_graphs/index.html
[4] https://docs.fd.io/csit/rls2106/report/vpp_performance_tests/throughput_speedup_multi_core/index.html
[5] https://docs.fd.io/csit/rls2106/report/vpp_performance_tests/packet_latency/index.html
[6] https://docs.fd.io/csit/rls2106/report/vpp_performance_tests/comparisons/current_vs_previous_release.html
[7] https://docs.fd.io/csit/rls2106/report/detailed_test_results/vpp_performance_results/index.html
[8] https://docs.fd.io/csit/rls2106/report/dpdk_performance_tests/csit_release_notes.html
[9] https://docs.fd.io/csit/rls2106/report/dpdk_performance_tests/packet_throughput_graphs/index.html
[10] https://docs.fd.io/csit/rls2106/report/dpdk_performance_tests/packet_latency/index.html
[11] https://docs.fd.io/csit/rls2106/report/dpdk_performance_tests/comparisons/current_vs_previous_release.html

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