International Conference on Computer Technology and Development, 3rd (ICCTD 2011)
1 Performance Evaluation of an IP-SAN Initiator Based on Multi-Core Network Processors
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To satisfy users' rapidly increasing demand for data storage, high performance storage architectures are being developed. This paper proposes a design of server platform equipped with IP storage capability based on Multi-core network processors. Running the iSCSI protocol, the server actually works as an iSCSI initiator when exchanging data with an IP-based storage area network, known as IP-SAN. To evaluate I/O performance of this platform's storage service, an Intel X86 based multicore server is used as a contrast. According to test results, this multi-core network processor based server platform exhibits good storage I/O performance.