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
*) 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)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org (Kamran Karimi)
Maintained-by: email@example.com (Kamran Karimi)
Primary-site: wallybox.cei.net /pub/dipc
Alternate-site: sunsite.unc.edu /pub/Linux/system/network/distrib
Platforms: Linux/i386, Linux/PowerPC, Linux/MIPS, Linux/Alpha,
Copying-policy: GPL. Copyright (C) Kamran Karimi