[zeromq-dev] Infiniband protocols

Michael Kogan mkogan at semanticresearch.com
Tue May 24 18:11:47 CEST 2011

Aren't those fabrics (Except 10GigE) a twinkle in someone eye, while IB exists today?  Also 10GigE was about 4x price of comparable 10Gig SDR IB last time I looked.


On May 24, 2011, at 8:11 AM, Steven McCoy wrote:

> On 24 May 2011 22:20, Cristian Dittamo <dittamo at di.unipi.it> wrote:
> Please let me know whether or not the adoption of IB protocols (e.g. SDP, RDS) by the zeromq core is scheduled on the next version.
> It would be easier when full software IBoE/RDMAoE implements are present, otherwise hardware is required.  Other middleware vendors have shown it is not necessary for a native implementation to gain the performance improvements and the lifetime of IB is not clear with 10/40/100GigE Ethernet fabrics available.
> I would love to port OpenPGM to IB's multicast verbs but there has been limited interest and I need some serious help finding the correct hardware.
> -- 
> Steve-o
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