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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,975.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-03ER86167
Award Id:
61865
Agency Tracking Number:
73189B03-I
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3770 Ridge Pike, Collegeville, PA, 19426
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
James Awrach
(978) 921-0000
michael@seafiremicros.com
Business Contact:
James Hnat
(610) 489-2255
jhnat@vortec.org
Research Institution:
Ohio State University
David Doty
Ohio State University Research
1960 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH, 43210

Nonprofit college or university
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.

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