Modeling and Analysis of OS Performance in High-Speed Networks

K. Salah, K. El-Badawi

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Abstract

Interrupt overhead of high-speed network devices can have a significant negative impact on the performance of traditional operating system. The negative impact is primarily due to interrupt overhead associated with the intense arrival of high-speed network packets. This paper presents models and analytical techniques for capturing the behavior and studying the performance of interrupt-driven kernels due to such high packet arrival rate. We first present an analytical study for the ideal system when interrupt overhead is ignored. We then present a second model which describes the impact of high interrupt rate on OS performance. The performance is studied in terms of system throughput, CPU availability, and system latency.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Communications in Computing, CIC 03
EditorsB.J. d' Auriol
Pages249-255
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2003
EventProceedings of the International Conference on Communications in Computing, CIC'03 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 23 Jun 200326 Jun 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Communications in Computing

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the International Conference on Communications in Computing, CIC'03
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV
Period23/06/0326/06/03

Keywords

  • Analysis
  • Gigabit Networks
  • Interrupts
  • Modeling
  • Operating Systems
  • Performance
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