Virtualizing the Network Interface
- All about virtualization
- what is it that you're virtualizing? Unet/MM:
virtualizing the NI. VNTP/Myrinet: virtualize NI plus
adding performance through ILP of transport into DL,
but forcing reliability on you.
- end-to-end viewpoint:
- IP at user-level: demonstrated works if nothing goes
wrong (single peer-to-peer with no timeouts). Nothing
really shown for high-contention, wide area, etc.
- usual ALF arguments against single uniform reliability
mechanism apply to the question of what should be
- Bottom line: usual tradeoff between generality vs. customization
vs. exposing details, and performance/effort tradeoffs.
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Last modified: Wed Sep 17 15:20:51 1997