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Light-weight remote communication for High-Performance Cloud Networks

  • Author:

    Jens Kehne, Marius Hillenbrand, Jan Stoess, and Frank Bellosa

  • Source:

    Proceedings of the 1st IEEE International Conference on Cloud Networking, Paris, France, November 28-30, 2012

  • Date: 28-30.11.2012
  • Abstract:

    In this paper, we present early experiences with libRIPC, a light-weight communication library for highperformance cloud networks. Coming cloud networks are expected to be tightly interconnected and to show capabilities formerly reserved to high-performance computing. LibRIPC aims to bring the benefits of such architectures to heterogeneous cloud workloads.

    LibRIPC was designed for low footprint and easy integration; it supports reconfiguration and mutually untrusted communication partners. LibRIPC offers short and long transmit primitives, which are optimized for control messages and bulk data transfer respectively. Early experiments with a Java-based web server indicate that libRIPC integrates well into typical cloud workloads and brings substantial speedup of at least a factor of three for larger data transfers compared to socket-based TCP/IP communication.


       author = {Kehne, Jens and Hillenbrand, Marius and Stoess, Jan and Bellosa, Frank},
       title = {Light-Weight Remote Communication for High-Performance Cloud Networks},
       booktitle = {Proceedings of the 1st IEEE International Conference on Cloud Networking},
       address = {Paris, France},
       year = 2012,
       month = nov # "~28--30",