MRNet 1.0 Features
- Flexible Organization:
MRNet process tree organization is specified in a configuration file that can
specify common network layouts like k-ary and k-nomial trees, or custom
layouts tailored to the system(s) running the tool.
- Scalable, Flexible Data Aggregation:
MRNet's built-in filters provide efficient computation of averages, sums,
concatenation, and other common data reductions. Custom filters can be loaded
dynamically into the network to perform tool-specific aggregation operations.
- High-bandwidth Communication:
MRNet transfers data within the tool system using an efficient, packed binary
representation. Zero-copy data paths are used whenever possible to reduce the
cost of transferring data through internal processes.
- Scalable Multicast:
MRNet supports efficient message multicast to reduce the cost of issuing
control requests from the tool front-end to its back-ends.
- Multiple Concurrent Data Channels:
MRNet supports multiple logical streams of data between tool components.
Data aggregation and message multicast takes place within the context of a
data stream, and multiple operations (both upward and downward) can be active
- Open Source Licensing.