DIPC (Distributed IPC) 2.0 is available

Kamran Karimi karimi at cs.uregina.ca
Mon Sep 20 10:52:05 EST 1999


 This is to announce that version 2.0 of DIPC (http://wallybox.cei.net/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 (DSM).
 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 

 Here is DIPC's LSM file:

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:		kamran at wallybox.cei.net (Kamran Karimi)
Maintained-by:	kamran at wallybox.cei.net (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

          Kamran Karimi

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