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Design of a Low Power and Delay Multi-Protocol Switching System for I/O and Network Virtualization


Abstract Data centers connect a larger number of servers requiring IO and switches with low power and delay. Virtualization of IO and network is crucial for these servers, which run virtual processes for computing, storage, and apps. We propose using the PCI Express (PCIe) protocol and a new PCIe switch fabric for IO and switch virtualization. The switch fabric has little data buffering, allowing up to 512 physical 10 Gb/s PCIe2.0 lanes to be connected via a switch fabric. The switch is scalable with adapters running multiple adaptation protocols, such as Ethernet over PCIe, PCIe over Internet, or FibreChannel over Ethernet. Such adaptation protocols allow integration of IO often required for disjoint datacenter applications such as storage and netw... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Luo, Haojun (Author) / Hui, Joseph (Advisor) / Song, Hongjiang (Committee member) / Reisslein, Martin (Committee member) / Zhang, Yanchao (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Electrical engineering
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 136 pages
Language English
Rights All Rights Reserved
Note Ph.D. Electrical Engineering 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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