This is an archived copy of the Xen.org mailing list, which we have preserved to ensure that existing links to archives are not broken. The live archive, which contains the latest emails, can be found at http://lists.xen.org/
Home Products Support Community News


RE: [Xen-devel] Custom Hardware Acceleration

To: "Jad Naous" <jnaous@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, <xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: RE: [Xen-devel] Custom Hardware Acceleration
From: "Ian Pratt" <m+Ian.Pratt@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 23:02:01 -0000
Delivery-date: Thu, 26 Jan 2006 23:10:57 +0000
Envelope-to: www-data@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
List-help: <mailto:xen-devel-request@lists.xensource.com?subject=help>
List-id: Xen developer discussion <xen-devel.lists.xensource.com>
List-post: <mailto:xen-devel@lists.xensource.com>
List-subscribe: <http://lists.xensource.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/xen-devel>, <mailto:xen-devel-request@lists.xensource.com?subject=subscribe>
List-unsubscribe: <http://lists.xensource.com/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/xen-devel>, <mailto:xen-devel-request@lists.xensource.com?subject=unsubscribe>
Sender: xen-devel-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Thread-index: AcYifEsyyG7PXtLlSN6BxFLDZc4q9wAT+p9g
Thread-topic: [Xen-devel] Custom Hardware Acceleration
> Hi all,
> I am exploring the possibility of designing a custom hardware 
> acceleration solution using an ASIC or an FPGA to accelerate 
> some part of Xen. Basically, I am looking for some part of 
> the code that could be built in hardware to make it faster. 
> Does anybody know where I could get some statistics on the 
> code, such as the most called functions, the most 
> parallelizable functions, etc... If you could think of 
> something that would be useful in HW I would be very 
> interested to know.

You might like to take a look at the following paper, which Keir and I
wrote in 2000. Although we designed it for a different purpose, it would
work great with Xen and enable direct IO from guests with very low
additional hardware cost.



Xen-devel mailing list

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>