The Trapeze Project
New-generation LANs allow a tighter coupling of LAN nodes than was previously possible.
- Gigabit Ethernet is here today; Myrinet was here yesterday.
- Future LANs will match internal I/O (bus) bandwidths.
- Can we harness the bandwidth?
Network I/O: the network is the primary access path to storage and services.
- design network interfaces for storage access
- design storage systems for network access
- design host system software for I/O at network speeds