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Proceedings of the 5th Annual Linux Showcase & Conference Ashish Palekar, Narendran Ganapathy, Anshul Chadda, Robert D. Russell

Design And Implementation Of A Linux SCSI Target For Storage Area Networks.

June 29, 2012 White Papers Fri, 2012-06-29 00:00
Useful Acronyms

A brief list of acronyms used in the Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, 10Gigabit Ethernet and Power over Ethernet consortia.

June 29, 2012 Tutorials Fri, 2012-06-29 00:00
Implementation and Comparison of iSCSI Over RDMA Ethan Burns

iSCSI is an emerging storage network technology that allows for block-level access to disk drives over a computer network. Since iSCSI runs over the very ubiquitous TCP/IP protocol it has many advantages over its more proprietary alternatives. Due to the recent movement toward 10 gigabit Ethernet, storage vendors are interested to see how this large increase in network bandwidth could benefit the iSCSI protocol.

In order to make full use of the bandwidth provided by a 10 gigabit Ethernet link, specialized Remote Direct Memory Access hardware is being developed to offload processing and reduce the data-copy-overhead found in a standard TCP/IP network stack. This thesis focuses on the development of an iSCSI implementation that is capable of supporting this new hardware and the evaluation of its performance.

This thesis depicts the approach used to implement the iSCSI Extensions for Remote Direct Memory Access (iSER) with the UNH iSCSI reference implementation. This approach involves a three step process: moving UNH-iSCSI from the Linux kernel to the Linux user-space, adding support for the iSER extensions to our user-space iSCSI and finally moving everything back into the Linux kernel. In addition to a description of the implementation, results are given that demonstrate the performance of the completed iSER-assisted iSCSI implementation.

June 29, 2012 Theses Fri, 2012-06-29 00:00
BER Testing: How Many Bits Are Enough? Andy Baldman

The purpose of this article is to discuss the concept of Bit Error Ratio testing, and will explain, using a minimum amount of math, the answer to the fairly common question: "How many bits do I need to send in order to verify that a devices exceeds a given BER?"

June 29, 2012 Theses Fri, 2012-06-29 00:00
Technical Report - TR0101 Ashish Palekar

Design and Implementation of a SCSI Target for Storage Area Networks.

June 29, 2012 Theses Fri, 2012-06-29 00:00
Technical Report - TR0106 Anshul Chadda

Design, Implementation, and Performance Analysis of Session Layer Protocols for SCSI over TCP/IP.

June 29, 2012 Theses Fri, 2012-06-29 00:00
Networking Tutorials Lantronix

A series of networking tutorials focused on Ethernet technology.

June 29, 2012 Tutorials Fri, 2012-06-29 00:00
Ethernet Alliance - Marketing Organization for IEEE

Resource to find information about current and future Ethernet technologies.

June 29, 2012 External Links Fri, 2012-06-29 00:00
Introduction to iSCSI UNH-IOL

An informative presentation on the basics of iSCSI.

June 29, 2012 Tutorials Fri, 2012-06-29 00:00
Ethernet Evolution Hadriel Kaplan and Bob Noseworthy

This is an all encompassing overview of Ethernet technologies, from 10Meg to 10Gig and how it all works.

Originally presented at the 2001 Network+Interop even in Atlanta.

June 29, 2012 Tutorials Fri, 2012-06-29 00:00