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Randy W. MacLeod (rwmacleod@gmail.com)

Transparent Inter Process Communication (TIPC) Birds of a Feather Meeting Randy W. MacLeod (macleodr@nortel.com)

The Transparent Inter Process Communication (TIPC) protocol is designed for use in clustered computer environments. It allows designers to create applications that can communicate quickly and reliably with other applications regardless of their location within the cluster. The TIPC protocol, which originated at Ericsson, has been available on SourceForge for years and has been in linux since 2.6.16.

The TIPC BOF will give developers a chance learn about TIPC and to talk about recent developments and current issues, including support for hierarchical TIPC networks, increasing performance, and other topics of interest to TIPC users.

Developers from the recently GPLed redFOX distributed object framework (redplain.com) have ported their system to support TIPC in addition to TCP/IP. They will briefly explain redFOX and report on their porting experience.