Many of the functions of an adapter can be performed in software that runs on the node's CPU. What are advantages and disadvantages of moving this functionality from the adapter to the node?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 7:29 am ad1c9bdddf
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Many of the functions of an adapter can be performed in software that runs on the node's CPU. What are advantages and disadvantages of moving this functionality from the adapter to the node?
Data Link Layer is the protocol of transferring data from one node to the other on a network. A network adapter is a device (hardware or software-controlled) that allows communication of data between nodes (e.g. computers) as shown in the diagram below :
It allows the connection in many layers: application to presentation, session maintenance, network connection via data link and then the actual physical communication of the datagram ...
This solution discusses the functions of an adapter running as a software on the node's CPU and the node itself. It elaborates how it's beneficial or otherwise to move the functionality from the adapter to the node.
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