Open Event Machine is a new model for dataplane processing that can better address high performance, load balancing, and scalability in a multicore device than traditional OS/thread based models. This webinar, presented jointly by Enea and Broadcom, will explain the Open Event Machine model, market and use cases, and present a Linux based implementation on the Broadcom XLP architecture. Event Machine and the Linaro ODP initiative will be discussed, with comparison to Intel’s DPDK.

What attendees will learn:

  • What is Event Machine and how does it work?
  • What are the use cases for Event Machine?
  • What is Event Machine’s relationship with Linaro ODP?
  • How does Event Machine/ODP compare to Intel’s DPDK?

Who should attend:

  • Managers working in the telecom, networking space, or otherwise, who are actively engaged in high performance user/data plane processing for their applications
  • Engineers and managers working in the telecom, networking space, or otherwise, who have Linux based applications that require more stringent real-time and throughput performance characteristics/behavior that their current Linux solution does not seem able to meet.


  • Knowledge and experience with embedded real-time Linux or other OS based applications
  • Interest in real performance and scalability improvements for multicore devices for data plane applications

Mike Christofferson, Director Product Marketing, ENEA
Mr. Christofferson has over 30 years of experience in software development for deeply embedded telecom or networking systems. He spent the first 8 years of his career in the defense industry in SIGINT/COMINT systems. That was followed by 8 years in the Telecom market working with such technologies as packet switching, SS7, SONET, fiber in the loop, and DSL. For the past 16 years, Mr. Christofferson worked in product management, marketing, and business development for leading industry RTOS, embedded development tools, and middleware providers such as Microtec, Mentor Graphics, and now Enea for whom he has served since 1998.

Martin Horne, System Architect, Broadcom
Martin Horne is a system architect with Broadcom and is focused on solutions for the wireless and telecommunications markets. He specializes in scalable and high through put software design.