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Stanford, CA
Aug. 23, 2006 to Aug. 25, 2006
ISBN: 0-7695-2654-3
pp: 3-8
Leah Shalev , IBM Haifa Research Lab, Israel
Vadim Makhervaks , IBM Haifa Research Lab, Israel
Zorik Machulsky , IBM Haifa Research Lab, Israel
Giora Biran , IBM Haifa Research Lab, Israel
Julian Satran , IBM Haifa Research Lab, Israel
Muli Ben-Yehuda , IBM Haifa Research Lab, Israel
Ilan Shimony , IBM Haifa Research Lab, Israel
We present a novel approach for scalable network acceleration. The architecture uses limited hardware support and preserves protocol processing flexibility, combining the benefits of TCP offload and onload. The architecture is based on decoupling the data movement functions, accelerated by a hardware engine, from complex protocol processing, controlled by an isolated software entity running on a central CPU. These operate in parallel and interact asynchronously. We describe a prototype implementation which achieves multi-gigabit throughput with extremely low CPU utilization.
Leah Shalev, Vadim Makhervaks, Zorik Machulsky, Giora Biran, Julian Satran, Muli Ben-Yehuda, Ilan Shimony, "Loosely Coupled TCP Acceleration Architecture", HOTI, 2006, High-Performance Interconnects, Symposium on, High-Performance Interconnects, Symposium on 2006, pp. 3-8, doi:10.1109/HOTI.2006.18
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