Data Plane Development Kit is an Intel’s open source project that extends an idea of using polling dedicated CPU cores instead of interrupt-driven networking to speed operations by a huge numbers. For more information I’d suggest taking a look at project’s main page: https://www.dpdk.org/
My role in the project was Network Software Developer. I was mostly working on DPDK’s small part called “QAT”, which is an API for Intel hardware called Quick Access Technology supporting on-chip cryptography and compression.
To see my contributions to the project (including code I wrote), check out the Patchwork webpage: