[Mono-list] SCI Sockets

Vadim B. Guzev vguzev@yandex.ru
Sat, 26 Mar 2005 10:21:13 +0300 (MSK)


I'm interested in using SCI-based sockets in Mono platform.
As far as I can see this is possible as there already exist some implementations of Unix sockets that use SCI transport. 
For example, this one:

They already have wrappers (libkscisock) as it's described here

So, my question is: Is it possible to create additional flag AF_SCI in AdressFamily in order to use it in the following way:

Socket s = new Socket( AddressFamily.AF_SCI, ... );
... // The usage of this type of sockets is the same as usual

I know, that this flag doesn't exists in the .Net 1.1 specification, but we really need this ability for our HPC applications.

We already proved that Mono can be used for creating high performance applications for clusters, but in order to get the full power of modern clusters we need very fast connections between cluster nodes...

Best regards,
Vadim B. Guzev