X2 Throughput Quickstart

Onload User Guide (UG1586)

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This chapter demonstrates how to achieve efficient packet handling and throughput on a system fitted with an X2 series network adapter and using the OpenOnload kernel-bypass network acceleration middleware. These techniques also apply to other supported network adapters that use the sfc network driver, such as 8000 series adapters.

The procedure will focus on the performance of the network adapter for TCP applications running on Linux, using the industry-standard Netperf network benchmark application, and also the Nginx web server.

Note: Please read the supplied ONLOAD_LICENSE file regarding the disclosure of performance test results.