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Honolulu, HI, USA USA
June 24, 2012 to June 29, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-4673-2892-0
pp: 686-693
ABSTRACT
ITRI container computer is a modular computer designed to be a building block for constructing cloud-scale data centers. Rather than using a traditional data center network architecture, which is typically based on a combination of Layer 2 switches and Layer 3 routers, ITRI containercomputer's internal interconnection fabric, called Peregrine, is specially architected to meet the scalability, fast fail-over and multi-tenancy requirements of these data centers. Peregrine is an all-Layer 2 network that is designed to support up to one million Layer 2 end points, provide quick recovery from any single network link/device failure, and incorporate dynamic load-balancing routing to make the best of all physical network links. Finally, the Peregrine architecture is implementable using only off-the-shelf commodity Ethernet switches. This paper describes the design and implementation of a fully operational Peregrine prototype, which is built on a folded Clos physical network topology, and the results and analysis of a performance evaluation study based on measurements taken on this prototype.
INDEX TERMS
Containers, Computers, Servers, Routing, Computer architecture, Cloud computing, Hardware, Container Computer, Data Center Network
CITATION
Tzi-cker Chiueh, Cheng-Chun Tu, Yu-Cheng Wang, Pai-Wei Wang, Kai-Wen Li, Yu-Ming Huang, "Peregrine: An All-Layer-2 Container Computer Network", CLOUD, 2012, 2013 IEEE Sixth International Conference on Cloud Computing, 2013 IEEE Sixth International Conference on Cloud Computing 2012, pp. 686-693, doi:10.1109/CLOUD.2012.69
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