CCR system software researchers Ryan Grant and Ron Brightwell are co-authors on the paper entitled “sPIN: High-Performance Streaming Processing in the Network,” which was one of five papers nominated for Best Paper at the recent 2017 International Conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC’17). The paper describes a portable programming environment for offloading packet processing that seeks to improve application performance by reducing the amount of data transferred into host memory and by allowing for more efficient computing on data transferred over the network. A cycle-accurate simulation environment was used to demonstrate the effectiveness of the approach for several different application scenarios. The sPIN approach leverages several capabilities provided by Sandia’s Portals network programming interface. The SC conference series is the premier venue for the high-performance computing community, attracting more than ten thousand attendees each November. This work was supported by NNSA’s Advanced Simulation and Computing program.
October 1, 2017