[Oisf-devel] Earlier work on CUDA GPU Acceleration

Victor Julien victor at inliniac.net
Sun Apr 10 08:57:08 UTC 2011

Thanks Robert, we're aware of this research. As a matter of fact, we met
one of their research team members last year. Our CUDA work is largely
based on their papers.


On 04/10/2011 04:49 AM, Robert Vineyard wrote:
> Not sure if you guys have seen this or not, but I just ran across these two
> papers detailing an experimental implementation of CUDA GPU acceleration for
> Snort using a port of the well-known Aho-Corasick algorithm. According to
> the researchers, with this setup they were able to achieve substantial
> pattern-matching performance improvements, in some cases up to 48x the
> throughput possible using the normal CPU implementation (and this was on
> older GeForce 9000-series hardware).
> I'm passing these links along in case the work done by these folks might be
> useful in developing Suricata's GPU acceleration capabilities.
> Gnort: High Performance Network Intrusion Detection Using Graphics Processors:
> http://www.ics.forth.gr/dcs/Activities/papers/gnort.raid08.pdf
> Regular Expression Matching on Graphics Hardware for Intrusion Detection:
> http://www.ics.forth.gr/dcs/Activities/papers/gnort-regexp.raid09.pdf

Victor Julien
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