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Stanford University's NetFPGA program is holding a design contest.
Participating design teams are being asked to produce a working implementation employing any hardware and software design methodology and targeting the NetFPGA development platform.
The contest is split into two challenges. Challenge No. 1 is designing the best network tester/packet capture system. Challenge No. 2 is best overall network system design.
The contest kicked off in February and ends June 1. More information is available on the program's website.
The NetFPGA is a very interesting open platform developed at Stanford to enable researchers and instructors to build high-speed, hardware-accelerated networking systems. The platform can be used by researchers to prototype advanced services for next-generation networks. For more information, check out the program's website.