Input/output virtualization through offload techniques

  • US 20080184273A1
  • Filed: 01/30/2007
  • Published: 07/31/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/30/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer apparatus providing support for multiple virtual computing machines, the apparatus comprising:

  • a platform manager configured to support multiple guest operating systems;

    a virtual machine manager (VMM) driver of the platform manager;

    a TCP/IP (transmission control protocol/internet protocol) stack of the platform manager;

    a guest operating system supported by the platform manager; and

    a TCP (transmission control protocol) offload pseudo driver module of the guest operating system,wherein the VMM driver is configured to transfer data between a top of the TCP/IP stack and the TCP offload pseudo driver module without changing a level of abstraction of the data.

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