VISA

Netstation's Virtual Internet SCSI Adapter

Rodney D Van Meter, Gregory G. Finn, Steve Hotz

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Abstract

In this paper we describe the implementation of VISA, our Virtual Internet SCSI Adapter. VISA was built to evaluate the performance impact on the host operating system of using IP to communicate with peripherals, especially storage devices. We have built and benchmarked file systems on VISA-attached emulated disk drives using UDP/IP. By using IP, we expect to take advantage of its scaling characteristics and support for heterogeneous media to build large, long-lived systems. Detailed file system and network CPU utilization and performance data indicate that it is possible for UDP/IP to reach more than 80% of SCSI's maximum throughput without the use of network coprocessors. We conclude that IP is a viable alternative to special-purpose storage network protocols, and presents numerous advantages.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems - ASPLOS
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages71-80
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of 1998 8th International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems, ASPLOS-8 - San Jose, CA, USA
Duration: 1998 Oct 31998 Oct 7

Other

OtherProceedings of 1998 8th International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems, ASPLOS-8
CitySan Jose, CA, USA
Period98/10/398/10/7

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Program processors
Throughput
Internet
Network protocols
Coprocessor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture

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Van Meter, R. D., Finn, G. G., & Hotz, S. (1998). VISA: Netstation's Virtual Internet SCSI Adapter. In International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems - ASPLOS (pp. 71-80). Association for Computing Machinery.

VISA : Netstation's Virtual Internet SCSI Adapter. / Van Meter, Rodney D; Finn, Gregory G.; Hotz, Steve.

International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems - ASPLOS. Association for Computing Machinery, 1998. p. 71-80.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Van Meter, RD, Finn, GG & Hotz, S 1998, VISA: Netstation's Virtual Internet SCSI Adapter. in International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems - ASPLOS. Association for Computing Machinery, pp. 71-80, Proceedings of 1998 8th International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems, ASPLOS-8, San Jose, CA, USA, 98/10/3.
Van Meter RD, Finn GG, Hotz S. VISA: Netstation's Virtual Internet SCSI Adapter. In International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems - ASPLOS. Association for Computing Machinery. 1998. p. 71-80
Van Meter, Rodney D ; Finn, Gregory G. ; Hotz, Steve. / VISA : Netstation's Virtual Internet SCSI Adapter. International Conference on Architectural Support for Programming Languages and Operating Systems - ASPLOS. Association for Computing Machinery, 1998. pp. 71-80
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