Date Added: Jan 2011
In the arena of cluster computing, MPI has emerged as the de facto standard for writing parallel applications. At the same time, introduction of high speed RDMA-enabled interconnects like InfiniBand, Myrinet, Quadrics, RDMA-enabled Ethernet has escalated the trends in cluster computing. Network APIs like uDAPL (user Direct Access Provider Library) are being proposed to provide a network independent interface to different RDMA-enabled interconnects. Clusters with combination(s) of these interconnects are being deployed to leverage their unique features, and network failover in wake of transmission errors.