Subject Re: [firebird-support] Firebird and Beowulf
Author David Johnson
On Tue, 2005-08-23 at 16:23 -0400, Jason Dodson wrote:
> Beowulf clustered systems can communicate multitudes of other ways...
> Shared memory probably being one, but also SysV IPC if I am not
> mistaken.

Shared memory would be possible (and probable) on some of the newer
hardware platforms specifically constructed for hosting beowulf
clusters. The intent of Beowulf architecture is to get supercomputing
power out of commodity hardware, so shared memory is not the historical
or typical mechanism.

I had forgotten MPI's name. Last I looked (some years ago), MPI was
still not fully standardized. Thanks for the update! :o)