With growing demand from the research community for access to Tofino-powered switches, we are happy to announce a special Academia and Research program.

Instead of going through the whole NDA and SLA processes, a research organization or university members can apply for a shortcut and get access to Barefoot Forum for Advanced Switching Technology Education and Research Program (FASTER). It’s a community portal where all docs, source code packages, and forum-based tips and tricks are.

Three models are eligible for academic and research discounts:

Netberg Aurora 610

Netberg Aurora 710

Netberg Aurora 750

Per our experience, this is the easiest way to get a real development package for network silicon so far.