A Transport-Friendly NIC for Multicore/Multiprocessor Systems

@article{Wu2012ATN,
  title={A Transport-Friendly NIC for Multicore/Multiprocessor Systems},
  author={Wenji Wu and Matt Crawford and Phil DeMar},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems},
  year={2012},
  volume={23},
  pages={607-615}
}
Receive side scaling (RSS) is an NIC technology that provides the benefits of parallel receive processing in multiprocessing environments. However, RSS lacks a critical data steering mechanism that would automatically steer incoming network data to the same core on which its application thread resides. This absence causes inefficient cache usage if an application thread is not running on the core on which RSS has scheduled the received traffic to be processed and results in degraded performance… CONTINUE READING
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