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Managing the Internet Protocol over High Performance Switch Receive Function for Complex and Varied Environments

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000029574D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jul-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jul-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This disclosure addresses the management of the internet protocol interface over a high performance switch receive function within varied and complex environments. The proposed solution is to setup a two mode system for receiving, both an interrupt-driven mode and a thread-bound mode. The performance benefits of running in a threaded mode are still retained but by being able to swap out to the interrupt mode periodically the interface does not bind to any particular processor for a great number of cycles.