JumboGen: Dynamic Jumbo Frame Generation for Network Performance Scalability
Network line speeds have increased at a significant rate. Unfortunately, network performance has not been able to keep pace with increases in line speed. This is due to the majority of packets being less than or equal to 100 bytes in addition to network routers not being able to scale well with the increased number of packets. The support of an extra large MTU in core routers does not alleviate this problem due to the small average packet size and the dominance of Ethernet at the edge which limits the effective MTU size to 1500 bytes.