Advances in Windows Vista TCP/IP

The Windows Vista TCP/IP stack has made tremendous improvements in its efficiency, taking full advantage of hardware advances (e.g. gigabit networking). As explained by Murari in a previous posting (Advances in Windows TCP/IP Networking), there are a number of bottlenecks that affect TCP throughput. Here, I will give some examples of how we’ve addressed these…

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What is NetDMA?

The NetDMA term was coined by the networking team to imply a DMA (Direct Memory Access) engine that is used for moving networking data in memory. During WinHEC I will present the NetDMA architecture but for now I will give you the problem that NetDMA is trying to address.   When the networking card receives…

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Advances in Windows TCP/IP Networking

Significant advances have been made, both in hardware and in software, over the past few years that have enabled gigabit networking. From being unavailable just a few years back, it has become mainstream technology with GigE NICs available in an increasing number of clients and servers today. The ever increasing networking capacity and the need…

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An Interview with Alireza Dabagh, NDIS development lead

Tell us about what you do in Windows.   I’m NDIS development lead. I lead a team which works on NDIS and related components, and I also contribute to the architecture, coding and design of our components.   How long have you been participating in WinHEC?   Quite some time! Maybe 4 or 5 years….

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