EEMBC, Embedded Microprocessor Benchmark Consortium, announced "its intent to create a standardized, industry-endorsed method to evaluate the performance of Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) solutions".
“Most DPI product vendors use proprietary methods for measuring and specifying their products’ performance, which makes it very challenging for their customers to do an accurate competitive analysis,” said EEMBC president Markus Levy. “In the customer’s interest, we are encouraging all relevant companies, including the system manufacturers, network processor vendors, and networking and security application developers, to join us in this effort to ensure a meaningful and fair representation.”
While this effort targets security applications of DPI, I believe it may be relevant for traffic management applications as well.
- DPI Announcements - NetLogic 40Gbps Layer 7 Processing Solution - here
- DPI Announcements - Cavium Networks OCTEON II CN68XX - here