Reference : A Practical Bytecode Interpreter for Programmable Routers on Network Processor
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Engineering, computing & technology : Computer science
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/23873
A Practical Bytecode Interpreter for Programmable Routers on Network Processor
English
Martin, Sylvain mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Dép. d'électric., électron. et informat. (Inst.Montefiore) > Réseaux informatiques >]
Leduc, Guy mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Dép. d'électric., électron. et informat. (Inst.Montefiore) > Réseaux informatiques >]
Oct-2009
Computer Networks
Elsevier Science
53
15
2740-2751
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1389-1286
Amsterdam
The Netherlands
[en] network processor ; active networking ; performance measurement
[en] WASP is a programmable router platform that allows end-hosts to store ephemeral state in routers along the path of IP flows and to execute packet-attached bytecode that processes this data.
We exploit lessons from past active network research and our knowledge of network processors to design a minimal interpreter that favours language restrictions over run-time checks. WASP provides safety with limited performance penalty through predictable execution time and bounded usage of memory and network resources.
WASP is expressive enough to enable several applications including statistics collection and service discovery. It can also detect common trunk of two Internet paths and exchange local measurements about these paths.
We propose a robust implementation on the IXP2400 network processor, and evaluate its performance through short benchmark programs against native functions hard-coded in the router. We achieve latencies below 7$\,\mu{s}$, i.e. less than the reference IPv4 forwarding latency, and throughputs approaching 800\,kpps per core, which competes with, and sometimes even outperforms, native programs.
We further exploit our results to give hints on further improving resource usage and guidelines on management of ephemeral stores in high-speed networks.
Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique (Communauté française de Belgique) - F.R.S.-FNRS, ANA FET project (FP6-IST-27489)
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/23873

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