Storage Performance Over Fast Ethernet, Giga Ethernet, Giga Ethernet TOE and InfiniBand
Source: Qatar University
The performance of network storage systems is often limited by overheads in the I/O path, such as memory copying, network access costs, and protocol overhead. As a result, I/O remains the bottleneck for high-performance data-intensive applications. This paper examines different communication transports and their effect on network storage system's performance. To accomplish the proposed study, the authors have utilized a parallel network storage system and different communication transports like Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, TOE and IP over InfiniBand (IPoIB).