My team demonstrated our new ultra-low latency Ethernet solution in the Cisco booth at SC this past week (it was so busy that I didn’t get to post this until it was all over!).
The short version is that we have implemented operating system bypass and NIC hardware offload via the Linux OpenFabrics verbs API stack. We call it “userspace NIC”, or “USNIC”.
But let’s cut to the chase — what’s the performance? Let’s break it down: