OLS: A proposal for a new networking API
Posted Jul 24, 2006 6:15 UTC (Mon) by drag
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The way things go everything should be network capable.
In fact there was a group that did a presentation this year at the Usenix conference that did something very odd with computers buses and IP.
Basicly they made the entire computer and all the communication run IP.
Of course it's closed to non-members until next year.. (Is anybody here a member?)
The way things are going pretty soon ethernet networks will be faster then local disk I/O. If latencies decrease along with that, or something like that, then shared memory scemes may start to work.
Distributed operating systems maybe? Or something like treating a small cluster of machines as a single Numa machine with single kernel?
If most IPC stuff uses something that could just as easily be local as network'd then that would make something like that more easily workable. Like how X is mostly network transparent.
er.. or something like that.
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