Cambridge… England, that is

My tutorial Writing RDMA applications on Linux has been accepted at LinuxConf Europe 2007. I’ll try to give practical introduction to writing native RDMA applications on Linux — “native” meaning directly to RDMA verbs as opposed to using an additional library layer such as MPI or uDAPL.  I’m aiming to make it accessible to people who know nothing about RDMA, so if you read my blog you’re certainly qualified.  Start planning your trip now!

My presentation is on the morning of Monday, September 3, and I’m flying to England across 7 time zones on Sunday, September 2, so I hope I’m able to remain upright and somewhat coherent for the whole three hours I’m supposed to be speaking….

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  2. one people who know (almost) nothing about RDMA says:

    Good to know there will be this talk, I’ll be there.

    I’ve been trying to code using IBverbs lately and I have to confess that it was almost a total failure. I am used to program using Sockets, Myricom MX or Quadrics QsNet interfaces, they are very easy to use (like 20 lines for init and 10 lines per communication). IBverbs seem to require like 200 lines of init and 100 per communications, with lots of structure and functions I have no clue about. I don’t understand why this API needs to be so complex while it does not bring any additional feature compared to MX or Quadrics (the RDMA vs Message Passing war does not matter here), I never missed anything when using the other API for HPC programming. So, I’ll be at your talk and I hope you’ll explain everything I need to become an IBverbs master.