RaMP: A Lightweight RDMA Abstraction for Loosely Coupled Applications


Babar Naveed Memon, Xiayue Charles Lin, Arshia Mufti, Arthur Scott Wesley, Tim Brecht, Kenneth Salem, Bernard Wong, and Benjamin Cassell, University of Waterloo


RDMA can be used to implement a shared storage abstraction for distributed applications. We argue that for loosely coupled applications, such an approach is overkill. For such applications, we propose RaMP, a much lighter weight alternative. RaMP uses RDMA only to support occasional coordination operations. We use a load balancing example to show that RaMP can effectively support such applications.

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@inproceedings {216839,
author = {Babar Naveed Memon and Xiayue Charles Lin and Arshia Mufti and Arthur Scott Wesley and Tim Brecht and Kenneth Salem and Bernard Wong and Benjamin Cassell},
title = {{RaMP}: A Lightweight {RDMA} Abstraction for Loosely Coupled Applications},
booktitle = {10th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Cloud Computing (HotCloud 18)},
year = {2018},
address = {Boston, MA},
url = {https://www.usenix.org/conference/hotcloud18/presentation/memon},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = jul,