Receive-Side Scaling Enhancements in Windows Server 2008
Updated: November 5, 2008
File name: RSS_Server2008.docx
About This Download
This paper provides information about receive-side scaling (RSS), a technology that enables packet receive-processing to scale with the number of available computer processors. This paper provides an overview of RSS for NDIS driver developers and discusses the implications of RSS for driver and hardware development. The paper also describes the new enhancements introduced in Windows Server 2008 that implement NDIS v6.1 for RSS coexistence with PCI v3.0 message signaled interrupts (MSI-X).
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and IT administrators are also encouraged to read this paper to gain better understanding of RSS and how it is implemented in Windows Server 2008.
The information in this paper applies to the following operating systems:
Included in this white paper: