Thursday, April 08, 2004

Cluster communication enhancements coming to Java

According to this InfoWorld article, At the ClusterWorld event today Sun has announced some planned enhancements for Java 1.6. Among the enhancements is support for Socket Direct Protocol; SDP allows standard socket based applications to utilize a highspeed InfiniBand based network. Read this nice paper (Sockets Direct Protocol over InfiniBand in Clusters: Is it Beneficial?) for more info on SDP and InfiniBand
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