Status: On going
Packet Optical Networks and Services (PONS)
Call ID: UNICO-5G I+D
6GMICROSDN-SMARTNICS will enhance the whiteboxes that are deployed in the Edge and in the Cell sites. Smart Network Interface Cards (SmartNICs) will be introduced to enhance the capacities of the whitebox to process data flows. Moreover, to incorporate hardware components for Artificial Intelligence (AI) to accelerate processes such as learning and inference of models directly over the data flows in the whitebox data plane.