Chapter Twenty-One. Case Study: Network Performance on Linux

By Vijayanthimala Anand

Introduction

Network performance of computer systems is important to many organizations, especially in this era of the Internet. Therefore, Linux network developers have been working hard to improve the network stack performance of the Linux kernel. Because network performance also plays an important role in making Linux ready for the enterprise market segment, it is important to evaluate the performance progress of the Linux network stack to determine how well Linux handles various network workloads.

This chapter presents a case study that evaluates network performance on Linux through the use of various industry-standard benchmarks. Also included in this chapter ...

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