[Beowulf] raw ethernet
alvin at iplink.net
Wed Aug 4 07:02:16 PDT 2004
Jeff Layton wrote:
Way back when.....
> Robert G. Brown wrote:
>> On Tue, 20 Jul 2004 050675 at student.unife.it wrote:
>>> Hi all, I'm making some studies (for my degree) about raw ethernet
>>> on a P4
>>> pentium based cluster. Is someone interested in this? If yes I'll be
>>> to share opinions and ideas (I'm not an expert, only a student BTW
>>> if you
>>> want i'm here).
>> Do you mean using raw ethernet packets on a flat bridged network to do
>> point to point IPCs in a cluster application? No TCP/IP?
>> Sounds like a lovely project. Why don't you report to the list once a
>> month or so. Just remember, while you can likely skip the IP part
>> (which is primarily associated with name resolution and routing) and can
>> maybe skip the port part (dedicated function packets) you'll still have
>> the rest of TCP to recreate -- reliable packet transmission and
>> sequencing and checksumming. Pretty ambitious, if you're planning to
>> write the whole communications stack yourself (but yes, a great learning
> I belive that HyperSCSI does this as well as Scali MPI Connect in ther
> DET (or is it DAT) mode of running. Since HyperSCSI is open source
> you might want to look at their code to see what they did.
The question I have is there anybody actually using hyperscsi?
From what I can see it looks like nobody is using it in real life.
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