Posted Aug 7, 2009 17:46 UTC (Fri) by abacus (guest, #49001)
Parent article: AlacrityVM
I'm surprised that although several virtualization implementations are looking at high-speed I/O that none of these is using the InfiniBand (IB) stack. With current IB hardware data rates of up to 2.4 GB/s are possible -- between different systems. This is because the IB stack has been designed for high throughput and low latency. Linux' IB stack already has implementations of networking and storage drivers. So implementing a single IB driver would allow virtualization software to reuse the drivers in the IB stack.