Announcing 2021 P4 Workshop Novel Use Award Winners

This year two new awards were introduced at the P4 Workshop to encourage creative and disruptive use cases for P4. Awardees were determined based on a combination of community vote and program committee selection. Congratulations to this year’s winners who will each receive $500!

Most Novel Application of P4 in a Networking Use Case

“The Four-Dimensional P4 Switches”
Paul Chang, CTO @Asterfusion

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Paul’s presentation details a four-dimensional P4 switch architecture that leverages P4 and other open source software technologies enabling creation and customization of high value network services and business applications for cloud and edge computing environments.

Most Novel Non-Networking Use of P4

“Quadcopter Implementation of an In-Network Centralized Collision Avoidance Algorithm in Programmable Data Planes”

Fabricio Rodriguez, PhD Student @ UNICAMP

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In Fabricio’s burst talk, he uses quadcopters to describe how a centralized collision avoidance algorithm can utilize the benefits of P4 by adding the remote API functions to the edge device, enabling support of ultra-low latency applications. 

In case you missed it, the annual 2021 P4 Workshop took place May 18 – 20 and all of the talks are now available on-demand – check it out!

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