Intel® Connectivity Research Program

Netberg provides Intel Tofino-powered switches required to join the Intel® Connectivity Research Program program and connect researchers across the growing P4 community.

We’d love to help you to perform groundbreaking research in the field of networking.

Here at Netberg, we joined the Connectivity Research Program program from Intel® to deliver a package to Academia and Research organizations at a discounted rate for a jump-start into networking programmability.

How to get your package?

1. Intel® TofinoTM Switches

Hardware options to join the Intel® Connectivity Research Program (please reach out to us for discounted prices*).

Aurora 750 front view    Aurora 710 front view    Aurora 610 front view
Part number: NBA750-FtB-PDU
Ports: 64x 100G
ASIC: Intel TofinoTM BFN-T10-064Q
Part number: NBA710-FtB-BMS
Ports: 32x 100G
ASIC: Intel TofinoTM BFN-T10-032D
Part number: NBA610-FtB-BMS
Ports: 48x 25G + 8x 100G
ASIC: Intel TofinoTM BFN-T10-020D
2. Apply to Intel® Connectivity Research Program

Get Intel’s SDE and access to all guides and source code.

3. Get the SW package from us.

Open Network Linux with Kernel 4.19 works up to SDE 9.9.

Ubuntu 20.04 is recommended for SDE 9.11 and newer.

A BSP compatible with the Intel P4 Studio SDE.

4. Build everything.

Now you can use the system to compile and run your P4 code.

You are ready to hack!

5. Support.

For all HW and BSP-related questions you can reach out our support team at

For all P4-related questions participants shall seek support in the Intel® Connectivity Research Program forum from other community members. The forum is open to all Intel® Connectivity Research Program participants.

Learn the P4 Programming Language

Join a course from Intel® Connectivity Research Program, an instructor-led training program for Tofino-specific guidance.

The P4 Language Consortium and the P4 Education Working Groups are the source of more generalized P4 information and specifications.


* The special rates apply to universities and research projects only.

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