Network Direct SPI
Hardware vendors implement the Network Direct service provider interface (SPI) to expose the advanced capabilities of their networking devices and allow applications to leverage advances in industry-standard networking technologies, such as iWARP and InfiniBand, in addition to proprietary hardware.
The Network Direct architecture provides application developers with a networking interface that enables zero-copy data transfers between applications, kernel-bypass I/O generation and completion processing, and one-sided data transfer operations.
The Network Direct SPI is designed for C++ developers.
The compute cluster node must have Microsoft Message Passing Interface (MS-MPI) installed.
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General conceptual information.
Reference information for the Network Direct SPI.
Build date: 7/2/2010