Surya: Addressing OpenSolaris IPv4 Scalability

“Surya project aims to improve IPv4 forwarding path scalability. Improving forwarding scalability enables a Solaris machine to forward a higher number of packets per second to a greater number of destinations described in the forwarding table. The project delivers a faster forwarding table lookup scheme and a streamlined IPv4 forwarding path. These improvements, when combined with soft-ring (PSARC 2005/654) and Crossbow’s polling implementation, will vastly enhance Solaris forwarding throughput performance [.pdf].”