Using interleaved memory to implement network subsystems buffers

Eyas Al-Hajery, Salim Hariri

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The recent advances in computer communication technologies have led to the proliferation of new high-speed networks that operate in the Gbps ranges. The existing implementations of standard communication protocol suites do not properly utilize the performance of these networks. This has intensified the efforts to develop high-performance network subsystems that are capable of utilizing the bandwidth offered by the high-speed networks. In this paper, we introduce a novel approach to implement the buffers of the network subsystems, which is based on memory interleaving concept. Using this approach, the results obtained using simulations show that data copying overhead is reduced, which increases the throughput of the network subsystem. Many of the proposed techniques to improve the performance of the network subsystems are based on parallel processing techniques. However, we show that for bulk data transfer, the interleaved memory network subsystem provides a comparable performance results at a lower cost.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)146-156
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1995
EventEmerging High-Speed Local-Area Networks and Wide-Area Networks - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Oct 24 1995Oct 26 1995


  • Communication protocol
  • Data copying
  • Memory interleaving
  • Network subsystem

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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