In the datasheet paper of CX6 SmartNIC, it says that, ConnectX-6 offers intelligent flexible pipeline capabilities, including a programmable flexible parser and match-action tables that enable hardware offloads for future protocols.
At this end, I want utilize CX6 to implement my new idea about network protocols.
In the designed protocol, the packet header will be rewrited according to the already-sent packet information.
So three questions are imposed for the implementation of the designed protocol:
i) the SmartNIC has to identify all the packets;
ii) the NIC has to store the already-sent statistics, e.g., counters may be needed;
iii) and rewrite the packet header.
My question would be, how to implement the above-mentioned three questions on CX6 SmartNIC ?
I’m looking forward to your answers!