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High-Performance Interconnects, Symposium on (2009)
New York, New York, USA
Aug. 25, 2009 to Aug. 27, 2009
ISSN: 1550-4794
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3847-1
pp: 123-130
Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA)-based communication has enjoyed considerable growth since the introduction of the Virtual Interface Architecture (VIA) in the late 1990s. This growth has accelerated since the introduction of the Open Fabric Alliance’s (OFA) Verbs interface. The stability of this interface and its independence from the underlying physical network has facilitated significant growth of software applications that exploit the benefits of RDMA. Until recently, a user wishing to utilize RDMA could use either the InfiniBand Architecture, which required the use of the unique link and physical layers defined by the InfiniBand Architecture, or the RDDP protocols, designed to run over an IP network. Recent developments in Ethernet have expanded the available options for providing RDMA services to applications while using Ethernet link and physical layers. Specifically, there is a new proposal for adapting the InfiniBand Architecture transport to run over Converged Enhanced Ethernet (CEE). In this paper we describe this proposal and compare it to two existing methods for delivering RDMA services to an application using existing IP-based transports.
CEE, Ethernet, InfiniBand, RDMA
Renato Recio, Diego Crupnicoff, Lloyd Dickman, Arkady Kanevsky, Michael Krause, Thomas Talpey, Paul Grun, David Cohen, Uri Cummings, "Remote Direct Memory Access over the Converged Enhanced Ethernet Fabric: Evaluating the Options", High-Performance Interconnects, Symposium on, vol. 00, no. , pp. 123-130, 2009, doi:10.1109/HOTI.2009.23
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