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INCA- Integrated Network Communications Architecture
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Current communication mechanisms such as protocol suites, client-server
and Remote Procedure Calls, suffer from too much internal computer communications
overhead to provide the communications performance required for future
distributed systems applications (e.g., Network
of Workstations - NOW) and to take advantage of the new, fast network
technologies such as ATM and fiber optic based gigabit networks.
* Speed up the computer internal communications mechanisms
for network communications
* Maintain 100% interoperability with all existing
applications, operating systems, communication protocols, network interface
cards and networks.
Improving communications throughput by a factor of 2.5 to 10 (an order
of magnitude) without requiring changes to existing programs, hardware
and networks is what makes the INCA project of interest.
We have implemented INCA part 1 on two UNIX operating systems, Solaris
2.5.1 and LINUX 2.0 and have simulated INCA part 2. INCA part 1 consists
of software only which can be used by all existing applications and computer
systems to improve their network data throughput by nearly an order of
magnitude. INCA part 2 involves cache memory operation modifications
and has been simulated yielding an additional 13.5% to 46.6% network data
throughput improvement. Work continues to further improve performance
while maintaining interoperability.
To date, INCA has demonstrated a minimum of
260% and a
maximum of an
order of magnitude (1000%) improvement in network data throughput
while maintaining 100% interoperability - requiring
no changes to existing application programs, computer architectures, operating
systems, protocols, network interface cards and networks.
INCA is one of the few methods that speeds
up small message throughput on the same order as large message throughput.
INCA is the only known mechanism that speeds up small and large message
throughput by up to an order of magnitude while requiring virtually no
changes to existing applications, systems and networks.
INCA Patents Pending
Due to the potential commercial application of INCA,
our sponsor has applied for two patents, one for INCA part 1 and one for
INCA part 2. As a result, implementation specifics are not for the
public domain. Our sponsor can be contacted for INCA product information.
This research was supported by MiTech
Incorporated of 8484 Georgia Avenue, Suite 950, Silver Spring, Maryland
20910. MiTech can be reached at 301-563-3000 voice, 301-563-6980 fax, MiTech@MiTechIncorp.com
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Last Update: 11/7/97