STAC Network API Study A
STAC Network API Study A used the first version of the STAC-N Test Harness to investigate the tradeoffs in performance, programming complexity, and resource utilization of the TCP, UDP, RDMA, and RDS network APIs and some of their leading implementations on both 10 GbE and QDR InfiniBand. Click here for the original project description.
This page contains links to the project deliverables.
The table at the bottom indexes the test reports that were generated. You may also be interested in:
- A 41-page summary report that compares the configurations along various axes. Section 4 of the summary report also contains links to the STAC Reports for specific configurations.
- A CSV file with summary latency statistics for all configurations tested at all message rates. Use this file if you'd like to analyze the results yourself in Excel or another tool.
- The latest version of the STAC-N Test Harness software. Vendor-neutral and technology-neutral network test-harness software created with the guidance of trading firms and the collaboration of industry leaders such as Mellanox, Solarflare, and the RDMA experts at the University of New Hampshire.
Information is also available about the STAC Network I/O SIG. This group establishes the research agenda for the STAC Network I/O Testing Program, discusses performance tuning, and guides the evolution of the STAC-N test methodologies.
The following table contains a link to each of the test reports generated in this project, one per "stack under test" (SUT). The naming convention for SUT IDs is:
ce = Converged Ethernet, ib = InfiniBand
For the full context, please see the summary report.