Table 1: Comparison between conventional, cloud and DIME network computing models.

Conventional computingCloud computingDIME computing
LinuxParallax

Managed computing entityPhysical serverVirtual serverA processA Core
Computing networkIP/shared memory/PCI expressIP/shared memory/PCI expressIP/shared memory/PCI expressIP/shared memory/PCI express
Management networkUses same computing networkUses same computing networkParallel signaling network overlayParallel signaling network overlay
Computing modelvon Neumann Turing machinevon Neumann Turing machineManaged Turing machineManaged Turing machine
Server hardware management (FCAPS)Labor intensiveAutomatedService management decoupled from server managementService management decoupled from server management
Network hardware management (FCAPS)labor intensiveAutomatedService management decoupled from network managementService management decoupled from network management
Storage hardware management (FCAPS)Labor intensiveAutomatedService management decoupled from storage managementService management decoupled from storage management
Operating systemServer-centricVirtual server-centricNetwork-centric Process management in nude-centric Linux OSNetwork-centric core management transcending physical server boundaries
Service management (FCAPS)Labor intensiveAutomated workflowsAutonomic policy based transaction FCAPS managementAutonomic policy based transaction FCAPS management
Management latencyT(management) >> T(service transaction)T(management) > T(service transaction)T(management) = T(service transaction)T(management) = T(service Transaction)