By Topic

Systems performance measurement on PCI Pamette

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Moll, L. ; Pole Univ. Leonard da Vinci La Defense, France ; Shand, M.

We describe the use of a reconfigurable board to obtain information on the performance that can be expected on particular systems. Our goal is to use the reconfigurability, of the board's interface to test a system and discover not only the maximum bandwidth and best latency attainable, but also the way to reliably achieve these figures. The board we present uses the now widespread PCI bus. PCI is sufficiently complex, and its implementations sufficiently varied, that it is impossible to guess the performance that can be obtained by a specific board on a specific computer with the only technical characteristics of the two in hand. We observe astonishing performance differences between almost identical systems and comparable figures between small PCs and big servers. Our performance tests can be an end in themselves, however, they also serve to demonstrate the value of a reconfigurable bus interface. With the same board, we can test and choose a system, make informed architectural decisions on the hardware/software interface, and then finely tune the bus interface to get maximum and predictable figures in the running application

Published in:

Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines, 1997. Proceedings., The 5th Annual IEEE Symposium on

Date of Conference:

16-18 Apr 1997