Grid Network Session Processing and Forwarding Engine

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-04ER84032
Agency Tracking Number: 76293S04-I
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: 10 a
Solicitation Number: DOE/SC-0072
Small Business Information
43182 Christy St. , Suite 43030, Fremont, CA, 94538
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Peter Reali
 (408) 270-1117
Business Contact
 Kam Pang
Title: Mr.
Phone: (925) 846-5331
Research Institution
76293S With network bandwidth increasing more rapidly than processor speed for the past two decades, a serious performance problem exists for the transport, storage, and retrieval of large amounts of scientific data. This project will identify current performance bottlenecks, and develop a high-performance, processing and forwarding engine-hardware architecture that will handle data rates of 10 Gbps and beyond. Phase I developed a software profile and determinged system performance for a scaled-down version (1Gbps) of the Grid Network Session Processing and Forwarding Engine (GNSPFE). The results were used to extrapolate the design of the 10 Gbps Engine. Phase II will develop a prototype 10 Gbps GNSPFE and verify its peformance on a transoceanic network. Commercial Applications And Other Benefits as described by the awardee: The Grid Network Session Processing and Forwarding Engine should become an enabling technology, providing economical 10 Gbps service to high-performance cluster file systems. In addition, the technology should find use as a Grid network solution for file servers, on-demand video servers, and game servers.

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