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Scalable Networking

The Microsoft Scalable Networking initiative seeks to deliver innovative networking technology solutions for the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems focused on eliminating potential operating system bottlenecks associated with network packet processing. Through the introduction of new architectural innovations like TCP Chimney Offload and NetDMA, the Scalable Networking initiative seeks to deliver support for the latest network acceleration and hardware-based offload technologies without requiring changes to existing applications or network management practices.

The Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Scalable Networking Pack supports IT professionals in scaling their network-based applications while optimizing server performance and maximizing network throughput on Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or later. The Scalable Networking Pack includes TCP Chimney Offload, Receive-Side Scaling, and NetDMA.

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  • Windows Scalable Networking Initiative
    This paper provides information about the Scalable Networking initiative for the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems. Specific technologies covered include Receive-side Scaling, TCP Chimney, RDMA Chimney, and IPsec Chimney.
  • Scalable Networking: Network Protocol Offload – Introducing TCP Chimney
    This paper provides information about new network protocol offload capabilities for the Microsoft Windows family of operating systems. It provides an overview for independent hardware vendors that details the new Chimney architecture for full TCP offload.
  • Scalable Networking with Receive-Side Scaling
    This paper is for the technical community that wants to have a deeper insight into how Receive-side Scaling operates. This innovative architecture makes it possible to improve multiprocessor computer performance by dynamically load-balancing received (inbound) traffic across multiple processors.

 

 

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