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  • Microsoft & Others Form The eBPF Foundation - Phoronix

    One of the most exciting Linux kernel innovations in recent years has been eBPF for an in-kernel virtual machine allowing sandboxed programs running within the Linux kernel. The Linux Foundation along with Microsoft and other partners are now forming the eBPF Foundation.

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  • The multifaceted eBPF Linux program gets its own foundation

    Back in 1992, the Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF) was introduced in Unix circles as a new, much faster network packet filter. That was nice, but far from revolutionary. Years later, in 2014, it was modified and brought into the Linux kernel as extended BPF (eBPF). There it would add radical new features to Linux and it's being used for numerous, useful Linux-based projects and eBPF is moving on from Linux into Windows as well.

Industry leaders come together to drive the growth of eBPF...

  • Industry leaders come together to drive the growth of eBPF as a transformational technology

    The Linux Foundation announced that it is hosting the eBPF Foundation. Founding members include Facebook, Google, Isovalent, Microsoft and Netflix. This comes in advance of the eBPF Summit, a free and virtual event taking place August 18-19, 2021.

    eBPF allows developers to safely and efficiently embed programs in any piece of software, including the operating system kernel. As a result, eBPF is quickly becoming the method of choice for achieving a wide range of infrastructure use cases, delivering significant efficiency and performance gains and dramatically reducing the complexity of the system. For example, Facebook is using eBPF as the primary software-defined load balancer in its data centers, and Google is using Cilium to bring eBPF-based networking and security to the managed Kubernetes offerings GKE and Anthos.

Tech giants throw weight behind open-source eBPF to make IT...

  • Tech giants throw weight behind open-source eBPF to make IT infrastructure more intelligent

    A group of big tech firms is backing a new open-source software effort that aims to make the Linux operating system kernel more programmable.

    Announced today, the move promises to help information technology infrastructure become more intelligent, scalable and feature-rich without adding any complexity. The likes of Google LLC, Facebook Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Netflix Inc. said they’re throwing their weight behind the eBPF Foundation, which will henceforth come under the governance of the Linux Foundation.

    The new open-source technology makes it possible for developers to safely and efficiently embed and run sandboxed programs in any kind of software, including the operating system kernel. In Linux, Windows and other operating systems, the kernel is what sits at the core and has complete control over everything in the system, facilitating interactions between hardware and software components.

eBPF Foundation Launched

  • eBPF Foundation Launched

    The Linux Foundation has announced creation of the eBPF Foundation, with founding members including Facebook, Google, Isovalent, Microsoft, and Netflix.

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