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Detailed measurements and analyses for the Linux-2.4 TCP stack on current adapters and processors are presented. We describe the impact of CPU scaling and memory bus loading on TCP performance. As CPU speeds outstrip I/O and memory speeds, many generally accepted notions of TCP performance begin to unravel. In-depth examinations and explanations of(More)
The ability to provide diagnostic information for workload performance is of great value in the performance tuning process. Not only can it orient the tuning process by identifying key performance issues, it can also be used to estimate the severity of each performance issue and the potential gain from addressing it. This work investigates the ability of(More)
There is still no consensus on the natural history and optimal management of optic pathway gliomas (OPG) in children. In order to tackle optimal management issues, we need to clearly understand the prognostic and confounding factors affecting relapse of OPG. We propose the use of the Cox proportional hazards (PH) model in a retrospective study of childhood(More)
The ETA project at Intel Research and Development has developed a software prototype that uses one of the Intel® Xeon TM processors in a multi-processor server as a packet processing engine. The prototype is used as a vehicle for empirical measurement and analysis of a highly programmable packet processing engine that is closely tied to the server's core(More)
Previous works have shown that in general, performance can be improved by careful affinity of processes/threads to processors in a SMP system. We present a full experimental-based analysis of TCP performance under various affinity modes on SMP servers. Specifically, we made use of mechanisms and interfaces provided by the Redhat Linux-2.4.20 distribution.(More)
The boundary between the network edge and the front-end servers of the data center is blurring. Appliance vendors are flooding the market with new capabilities, while switch/router vendors scramble to add these services to their traditional transport services. The result of this competition is a set of ad-hoc technologies and capabilities to provide(More)