Plan of Attack
1. Extend a public-domain Unix kernel with high-speed networking optimizations known in the literature.
...extended for zero-copy sockets and checksum offloading.
2. Use netperf to benchmark TCP/IP on different configurations, using iprobe to profile host CPU activity.
2 types of PCs and 2 types of Alphas
32- and 64-bit PCI
vary MTUs from 1500 bytes up to 32KB
3. Experiment with various combined optimizations, and study the numbers.