AuthorsE. G. Gran and S. Reinemo
TitleInfiniBand Congestion Control, Modelling and Validation
AfilliationCommunication Systems, Communication Systems
Publication TypeProceedings, refereed
Year of Publication2011
Conference Name4th International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques (SIMUTools2011, OMNeT++ 2011 Workshop)
Date PublishedMarch
PublisherInstitute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
ISBN Number978-1-936968-00-8

In a lossless interconnection network congestion may results in performance degradation if no countermeasure is taken. To relieve the consequences of congestion, and by that to achieve good utilization of networks resources even at high network load, congestion control (CC) has been added to the InfiniBand specification. The behavior of the InfiniBand CC is, however, governed by a set of CC parameters. Exactly how to set these parameters to ensure an all over efficient network is still not well understood. It is time consuming, costly and hard to explore the CC parameter space in a large scale cluster. Therefore, a simulation platform is needed. In this paper we present our CC capable IB model implemented in the OMNeT++ environment. We explain the basics of our model, and validate it against CC capable hardware to show its high accuracy.

Citation KeySimula.simula.362