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Bug#674905: ITP: softiwarp-kernel -- Soft-iWARP kernel module implementing iWARP on top of tcp kernel sockets

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Luk Claes <luk@debian.org>

* Package name    : softiwarp-kernel
  Version         : ??
  Upstream Author : Bernard Metzler <bmt@zurich.ibm.com>
* URL             : https://gitorious.org/softiwarp/kernel
* License         : GPL-2 or BSD
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : Soft-iWARP kernel module implementing iWARP on top of tcp kernel sockets

 A software-based iWARP stack that runs at reasonable performance levels and
 seamlessly fits into the OFA RDMA environment provides several benefits:
  - As a generic (RNIC-independent) iWARP device driver, it immediately
    enables RDMA services on all systems with conventional Ethernet adapters,
    which do not provide RDMA hardware support.
  - Soft-iWARP can be an intermediate step when migrating applications and
    systems to RDMA APIs and OpenFabrics.
  - Soft-iWARP can be a reasonable solution for client systems, allowing
    RNIC-equipped peers/servers to enjoy the full benefits of RDMA
  - Soft-iWARP seamlessly supports direct as well as asynchronous
    transmission with multiple outstanding work requests and RDMA operations.
  - A software-based iWARP stack may flexibly employ any available hardware
    assists for performance-critical operations such as MPA CRC checksum
    calculation and direct data placement. The resulting performance levels
    may approach those of a fully offloaded iWARP stack.
 This is the kernel module that can be used by the userspace library libsiw.

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