[ From Kamran
Karimi via the LinuxPPC mailing lists. ]
This is to announce that version 2.0 of DIPC for Linux is available now.
DIPC can be used to build and program clusters (multi-computers)
very easily, and provides distributed program developers with
semaphores, messages and Transparent Distributed Shared Memory
The following are some of the features in DIPC 2.0:
- In addition to i386 and m68k, it now supports PowerPC, MIPS,
Alpha and SPARC processors.
- There is a considerable speed increase in DIPC’s Distributed
Shared Memory operations.
- The code is SMP-friendly.
- Compiles under glibc 2.1 and libc.
- Is easily usable on clusters with diskless machines.
- DIPC Is GPL, so you can do any modifications you may like, for
example to adapt it to any custom distributed programming hardware
you may have.
The file dipc-2.0.tgz, containing the complete source code and
documents, can be obtained by anomymous FTP from wallybox.cei.net,
in directory /pub/dipc. Alternatively, it can be downloaded from
sunsite.unc.edu, in /pub/Linux/system/network/distrib.
Here is DIPC’s LSM file:
Begin3 Title: DIPC (Distributed Inter-Process Communication) Version: 2.0 Entered-date: 20SEP99 Description: DIPC enables you to build and program distributed (multi-computer) systems very easily. It works by making System V IPC mechanisms (shared memories, semaphores and messages) network transparent. Keywords: distributed parallel programming multi computer cluster kernel shared memory message semaphore RPC IPC DSM WAN network TCP/IP UDP/IP heterogeneous environment Author: [email protected] (Kamran Karimi) Maintained-by: [email protected] (Kamran Karimi) Primary-site: wallybox.cei.net /pub/dipc 266kB dipc-2.0.tgz Alternate-site: sunsite.unc.edu /pub/Linux/system/network/distrib 266kB dipc-2.0.tgz Platforms: Linux/i386, Linux/PowerPC, Linux/MIPS, Linux/Alpha, Linux/m68k, Linux/SPARC Copying-policy: GPL. Copyright (C) Kamran Karimi End