DARPA FastNICs Program Looks to Accelerate Application Performance by 100x

DARPA is looking to create new networking approaches to accelerate distributed application performance by 100x with the FastNICs program. “FastNICs seeks to improve network stack performance by a factor of 100 through the creation of clean-slate networking approaches. Enabling this significant performance gain will require a rework of the entire network stack – from the application layer through the system software layer, down to the hardware.”