A strategy to compute the InfiniBand arbitration tables

F. J. Alfaro, J. L. Sánchez, J. Duato, Chitaranjan Das

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Abstract

The InfiniBand Architecture (IBA) is a new industry standard architecture for server I/O and interprocessor communication. InfiniBand is very likely to become the de facto standard in a few years. It is being developed by the InfiniBand Trade Association (IBTA) to provide the levels of reliability, availability, performance, scalability, and quality of service (QoS) necessary for present and future server systems. The provision of QoS in data communication networks is currently the focus of much discussion and research in industry and academia. IBA enables QoS support with some mechanisms. In this paper, we examine these mechanisms and describe a way to use them. We propose a traffic segregation strategy based on mean bandwidth requirements. Moreover, we propose a very effective strategy to compute the virtual lane arbitration tables for IBA switches. We evaluate our proposal with different network topologies. Performance results show that, with a correct treatment of each traffic class in the arbitration of the output port, every traffic class meets its QoS requirements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2002
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages43-48
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0769515738, 9780769515731
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002
Event16th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2002 - Ft. Lauderdale, United States
Duration: Apr 15 2002Apr 19 2002

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2002

Other

Other16th International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2002
CountryUnited States
CityFt. Lauderdale
Period4/15/024/19/02

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Modeling and Simulation

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Alfaro, F. J., Sánchez, J. L., Duato, J., & Das, C. (2002). A strategy to compute the InfiniBand arbitration tables. In Proceedings - International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2002 (pp. 43-48). [1015474] (Proceedings - International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2002). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IPDPS.2002.1015474