Scalable Networking Pack

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Scalable Networking Pack (SNP) is a set of additions that adds new features to Microsoft's Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 or later with architectural enhancements and APIs to support the new capabilities of network acceleration and hardware-based offload technologies.[1]


  • TCP chimney offload – provides seamlessly integrated support for network adapters with TCP offload engines (TOE)
  • Receive-side scaling – dynamically load-balances inbound network connections across multiple processors or cores
  • NetDMA – enables support for advanced direct memory access technologies, such as Intel I/O Acceleration Technology (Intel I/OAT)


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