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Performance Evaluation of Interrupt-Driven Kernels in Gigabit Networks

Salah, Khaled (2003) Performance Evaluation of Interrupt-Driven Kernels in Gigabit Networks. Proceedings of IEEE GLOBECOM 2003, San Francisco, USA,. pp. 3953-3957.

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Abstract—The paper presents models and analytical techniques for studying system behavior of an interrupt-driven kernel due to high packet arrival rate found in gigabit networks. An analytical study is presented describing the impact of high interrupt rate on system performance. The performance is studied in terms of throughput, latency, and system power. Equations are derived for system throughput, latency, power, and stability condition. Results from both reported experimental findings and simulations show that our analytical model is valid and give a good approximation. To the best of authors' knowledge, the impact of interrupts on system performance had never been studied analytically in the past, and this analytical work is the first of its kind.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Interrupts, Receive Livelock, Gigabit Networks, Modeling, Analysis, Performance, Operating Systems.
Date:01 December 2003
Divisions:College Of Computer Sciences and Engineering > Information and Computer Science Dept
Creators:Salah, Khaled
ID Code:786
Deposited On:27 Mar 2008 12:27
Last Modified:12 Apr 2011 13:06

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