testing the waters...

So I hear there's some grumbling about the lack of participation in Sun's blogging endeavor on the part of SNST (Solaris Networking and Security Technologies). Hopefully this blog, along with the others that are likely to come online soon, will help shore up the numbers a bit.

Perhaps a short introduction is in order.

I work for Sun as an engineer on the Network Performace Team. I've been here a little over 2 years, which is still probably considered newbie territory for some of the old-timers here :). My current project is code-named Nemo (the fish, not the captain), and it aims to provide a new version of the generic lan driver technology that will provide a solid framework for driver writers to deliver next generation networking features. Among other lofty goals, the aim of our group in general, and this project in particular, is to make the Solaris networking stack move packets really, really fast. More on this later once I find out what parts of the cat are safe to let out of the bag, so to speak

Hmmmm, I wonder if there's a app out there that will let me blog from my Treo 600..

Comments:

How does "Nemo" relate to Fire Engine (the network stack re-write)? The driver side of the project? Is it being developed along-side Fire Engine, or is it seperate?

Posted by Chris Rijk on September 08, 2004 at 08:29 PM PDT #

FireEngine is actually a finished project and can be seen and tested through our Solaris Express releases.

Nemo builds upon FireEngine and deals primarily with the driver side of things. We're doing some interesting things with the FireEngine architecture though, which I hope to expound upon in this blog once I figure out what we're allowed to talk about :).

Posted by Yuzo Watanabe on September 09, 2004 at 06:02 AM PDT #

I first downloaded Solaris Express a few months ago. I haven't tried to benchmark the networking though.

From the Fire Engine stuff I linked to, it sounded like work was still continuing (at the time anyway).

They talk a bit about performance in that Q&A session - I assume the work for Nemo would increase things further still?

Posted by Chris Rijk on September 10, 2004 at 06:12 AM PDT #

That's the plan. It's really a combination feature/performance project. My next blog will be an overview of the Nemo project and hopefully it'll answer any questions you have (or raise new ones, who knows :).

Posted by Yuzo Watanabe on September 10, 2004 at 04:04 PM PDT #

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