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Author Hotz, Steve ♦ Finn, Gregory G. ♦ Van Meter, Rodney
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
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.
Description Affiliation: Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California, Marina del Rey, CA (Van Meter, Rodney; Finn, Gregory G.; Hotz, Steve)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1975-04-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review (OPSR)
Volume Number 32
Issue Number 5
Page Count 10
Starting Page 71
Ending Page 80


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Source: ACM Digital Library