Statistical Load Balancing on the FlexCore ATCA-FM40
This white paper gives a detailed overview of the possible solutions which may be implemented on Continuous Computing's FlexCore ATCA-FM40 10GbE base / fabric switch. The FM40 leverages the latest generation 10GbE switching technology from Fulcrum Microsystems, a device known as the FM4224.
Fundamentally, the purpose of the load balancing algorithm running on the FM40 is to direct packets to the target processing entity. In the simplest case, such as with a multi-core x86 blade like the FlexCompute ATCA-XE50, all that has to happen is that packets get directed to the correct server blade.