Incorporating quality-of-service in the virtual interface architecture

S. Nagar, Chun Liu, G. B. Kandiraju, A. Sivasubramaniam, N. Gautam

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Abstract

User-level Networking (ULN) is gaining rapid acceptance in the commercial world with Virtual Interface Architecture (VIA), and Infiniband store recently, being touted as the interface of choice to diverse peripherals. There is an important issue with respect to ULNs that has been largely unaddressed. This is the issue of accommodating multiple communication channels (scalability) and being able to sustain the Quality-of-Service (QoS) requirements of each of these channels. Removing the operating system from the critical path makes the scalability and QoS issue all that much harder since the supervisory role to prevent interference across channels has to be performed by the network interface. This paper argues for a different approach to structuring the processing of operations (called PVIA) on the network interface than what is widely used. This newer-approach makes it easier to incorporate QoS features, which is referred to as QoSVIA. All these mechanisms have been implemented on an actual Myrinet cluster: The results from the implementation, together with detailed simulations, illustrate the potential of QoSVIA being able to accommodate the QoS needs of a larger number of channels than the mechanisms in use today.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, IPDPS 2002
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages49-56
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0769515738, 9780769515731
DOIs
StatePublished - 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

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Modeling and Simulation

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