Hardware Support for Dynamic Protocol Stacks

Provided by: Association for Computing Machinery
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
Most networking performance enhancements occur through specific static solutions, where the structure of the protocol stack remains unchanged. Instead, the authors focus on a flexible software and hardware co-design for the entire protocol stack. In this paper, they present EmbedNet, a System-on-Chip (SoC) implementation of a flexible network architecture for the future Internet, where parts of the protocol stack can be moved between software and hardware at runtime. This enables the construction of dynamic protocol stacks that use available resources optimally.

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