Transport Layer Aware Design of Network Interface in Many-Core Systems

Provided by: University of Tunis El Manar
Topic: Hardware
Format: PDF
In this paper, the authors instigate the design of network interfaces which have knowledge about the transport layer and networking protocols of many-core systems. Workload dynamicity and multitasking are two main features of many-core systems, which are handled by relatively small kernels on each core. In the message-passing paradigm the kernel also acts as the transport layer interface to tasks for exchanging packets. However, the networking overhead of kernel cripples the real network performance. The proposed NI eases the networking job of kernels and reduces their performance bottleneck.

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