Porting a user-level communication architecture to NT: Experiences and performance

Yuqun Chen, Stefanos N. Damianakis, Sanjeev Kumar, Xiang Yu, Kai Li

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This paper describes our experiences in porting the VMMC user-level communication architecture from Linux to Windows NT. The original Linux implementation required no operating system changes and was done entirely using device drivers and user-level libraries. Porting the Linux implementation to NT was fairly straightforward and required no kernel modifications. Our measurements show that the performance of both platforms is fairly similar for the common data transfer operations because they bypass the OS. But Linux performs better than NT on operations that require OS support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd USENIX Windows NT Symposium - Seattle, United States
Duration: Jul 12 1999Jul 15 1999


Conference3rd USENIX Windows NT Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Information Systems and Management


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