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Throughput and Delay Analysis of Interrupt-Driven Kernels under Poisson and Bursty Traffic

Salah, Khaled and Elbadawi, K (2007) Throughput and Delay Analysis of Interrupt-Driven Kernels under Poisson and Bursty Traffic. International Journal of Computer Systems, Science and Engineering, 22 (1-2). pp. 5-14.

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Abstract

This paper studies the performance of interrupt-driven kernels when subjected to heavy network traffic such as that of Gigabit Ethernet. Under heavy network traffic, the kernel performance will be negatively affected due to interrupt overhead caused by the incoming traffic. In particular, excessive latency and significant degradation in system throughput can be experienced. In this paper, we present analytical models to study the performance in terms of two key kernel performance metrics: throughput and delay. The performance is also studied using simulation. Both Poisson and bursty traffic with empirical packet size distribution are considered.



Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:High-Speed Networks, Operating Systems, Interrupts, Bursty Traffic, Receive Livelock,Modeling and Analysis, Performance Evaluation.
Date:2007
Subjects:Computer
Divisions:College Of Computer Sciences and Engineering > Information and Computer Science Dept
Creators:Salah, Khaled and Elbadawi, K
Email:salah@kfupm.edu.sa, elbadawi@kfupm.edu.sa
ID Code:715
Deposited By:KHALED HAMED SALAH
Deposited On:25 Mar 2008 11:02
Last Modified:12 Apr 2011 13:06

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