IBM researcher to discuss newest methods to improve performance

Published: Apr 19, 2010 8:00:00 AM
Media Contact: Sally Credille,, 334-844-3447

Jiuxing Liu, IBM research staff member in the advanced operating systems group at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, will present "Virtualization Polling Engine (VPE): Using Dedicated Central Processing Units to Accelerate Input/Output Virtualization" on Friday, April 23, at 11 a.m. in 1126 Shelby Center. Liu's presentation is hosted by the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering.

Liu will discuss a new approach to input/output virtualization called a virtualization polling engine (VPE), which uses central processing unit cores to aid in the virtualization of input/output devices through an event-driven execution model. Liu will also explain his prototype and research showing VPE as a promising approach to high performance input/output virtualization in the multicore era.

Liu received his doctoral degree from Ohio State University. His research interests include high-speed interconnects, input/output virtualization, server input/output architecture, storage systems and high-performance computing.

Contributed by Cassity Hughes