Provided by: Purdue Federal Credit Union
Date Added: Jun 2013
In a Virtual Machine (VM) consolidation environment, it has been observed that CPU sharing among multiple VMs will lead to I/O processing latency because of the CPU access latency experienced by each VM. In this paper, the authors present vTurbo, a system that accelerates I/O processing for VMs by offloading I/O processing to a designated core. More specifically, the designated core - called turbo core - runs with a much smaller time slice (e.g., 0.1ms) than the cores shared by production VMs.