Supporting runtime reconfiguration on network processors

Lee, K. ORCID: 0000-0002-2730-9150 and Coulson, G., 2006. Supporting runtime reconfiguration on network processors. In: 20th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA2006), Vienna, Austria, 18-20 April 2006. Los Alamitos, California: IEEE Computer Society, pp. 721-726. ISBN 0769524664


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Network processors (NPs) are set to play a key role in the next generation of networking technology. They have the performance of ASIC-based routers whilst offering a high degree of programmability. However, the programmability potential of NPs can only be realized with appropriate software. In this paper, we argue that specialized software to support runtime reconfiguration is needed to fully exploit the potential of NPs. We first justify supporting runtime reconfiguration on NPs by offering real-world scenarios and discussing the issues associated with these. We then demonstrate how runtime reconfiguration can be achieved in practice through a case study of our component-based programming approach on the Intel IXP2400 NP.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Lee, K. and Coulson, G.
Publisher: IEEE Computer Society
Place of Publication: Los Alamitos, California
Date: 2006
ISBN: 0769524664
ISSN: 1550-445X
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:41
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:08

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