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Tuesday, August 19 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Intel(r) Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) Posted Interrupts - Feng Wu, Intel

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With the development of virtualization, there are more device assignment requirements. Based on VT-d interrupt remapping, Intel introduces VT-d interrupt posting as a more enhanced method to handle interrupts in the virtualization environment. The Posted Interrupts (PI) on CPU side has been already supported in Intel CPUs, with VT-d Posted Interrupt we can get some additional advantages, it can directly deliver external interrupts to running vCPUs without hypervisor involvement, decease the interrupt migration complexity, differentiate between urgent and non-urgent external interrupt, and avoid consuming host-vector for each interrupt to vCPU. In this presentation, Feng will talk about the mechanism of VT-d PI and its advantages, as well as some performance data of I/O intensive workload in Xen, which will show the performance gain after using VT-d PI.


Feng Wu

I am an employee of Intel. Intel Corporation is an American multinational semiconductor chip maker corporation headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Intel is one of the world's largest and highest valued semiconductor chip makers, based on revenue. It is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors, the processors found in most personal computers. | | I am currently working on enabling virtualization features in Intel CPUs/Chipsets... Read More →

Tuesday August 19, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm

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