Hardware Switch & Router / Virtual Switch & Router / Other
LINC is a Software switch that is ONF’s OpenFlow® version 1.2/1.3.1 compliant Capable Switch with support for OF-Config 1.1 Standard.
LINC is architected to use generally-available commodity x86 hardware and runs on a variety of platforms such as Linux, Solaris, Windows, MacOS, and FreeBSD where Erlang runtime is available.
The benefit of the x86-based platform is that LINC can take advantage of availability of lots of CPU cores and memory and scale gracefully to increase and decrease of compute resources. This is critical when many logical switches are instantiated on a single OpenFlow® Capable Switch.