DPDK is a set of libraries and drivers for fast packet processing. It was designed to run on any processors, knowing Intel x86 has been the first CPU to be supported. Ports for other CPUs like IBM Power 8 or EZchip TILE-Gx are under progress. It runs mostly in Linux userland.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/aconole/DataPlaneDevelopmentKit/