The applicability of integrated layer processing
Number of Authors: 3
1998 (English)In: IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 16, 317-331 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this paper we review previous work on the applicability and performance of Integrated Layer Processing (ILP). ILP has been shown to clearly improve computer communication performance when integrating simple data manipulation functions, but the situation has been less clear for more complex functions and complete systems. We discuss complications when applying ILP to protocol stacks, the requirements of ILP on the communication subsystem, caching aspects, the importance of the processor registers, and a model for predicting the performance of data manipulation functions. We conclude that the main drawback of ILP is its limited aplicability to complex data manipulation functions. The performance to expect from an ILP implementation also depends heavily on the protocol architecture and the host system architecture.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1998, 4. Vol. 16, 317-331 p.
Computer and Information Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ri:diva-14943OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ri-14943DiVA: diva2:1036237