Bertha: Tunneling through the Network API

Akshay Narayan, Aurojit Panda, Mohammad Alizadeh, Hari Balakrishnan, Arvind Krishnamurthy, Scott Shenker

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Abstract

Network APIs such as UNIX sockets, DPDK, Netmap, etc. assume that networks provide only end-to-end connectivity. However, networks increasingly include smart NICs and programmable switches that can implement both network and application functions. Several recent works have shown the benefit of offloading application functionality to the network, but using these approaches requires changing not just the applications, but also network and system configuration. In this paper we propose Bertha, a network API that provides a uniform abstraction for offloads, aiming to simplify their use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHotNets 2020 - Proceedings of the 19th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages53-59
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450381451
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 4 2020
Event19th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets 2020 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Nov 4 2020Nov 6 2020

Publication series

NameHotNets 2020 - Proceedings of the 19th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks

Conference

Conference19th ACM Workshop on Hot Topics in Networks, HotNets 2020
CountryUnited States
CityVirtual, Online
Period11/4/2011/6/20

Keywords

  • network interface
  • offloads

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

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