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High Performance Networks b. smart High-Speed Network Interface Cards

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
61865
Program Year/Program:
2003 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
73189B03-I
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Fibers & Powders, LLC
3770 Ridge Pike Collegeville, PA 19426
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2003
Title: High Performance Networks b. smart High-Speed Network Interface Cards
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-03ER86167
Award Amount: $99,975.00
 

Abstract:

73189B03 I Upon transmitting or receiving messages, the classical network interface card (NIC) generates an interrupt to the operating system kernel and thus to the host processor, which must service the interrupt. As network speed increases towards 10 Gigabit Ethernet, the host can be tied down with interrupt latency. New Operating Systems (OS) Bypass systems (hardware and software) are needed to provide a direct interface from the application to the NIC. This project will implement a variation of Remote Direct Data Placement that uses network interface hardware to offload the host. Phase I will develop a modular, scalable architecture, capable of handling bandwidths through 10 Gigabits per second, while providing true OS Bypass performance. The feasibility of the architecture will be determined by simulating system integrity and data flow. A new code for a Gigabit Ethernet system with dual network processors will be constructed and tested. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits as described by awardee: Applications should include high-speed networking capabilities for communications, medical, and defense systems manufacturers. Additional applications include enterprise servers, professional workstations, high-end Unix servers, blade servers, redundant arrays of independent disks, storage area networks, and wide area networks.

Principal Investigator:

James M. Awrach
9789210000
michael@seafiremicros.com

Business Contact:

James G. Hnat
6104892255
jhnat@vortec.org
Small Business Information at Submission:

Advanced Fibers & Powders, LLC
3770 Ridge Pike Collegeville, PA 19426

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Ohio State University
Ohio State University Research
1960 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH 43210
Contact: David Doty
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university