What’s an hipersocket?

Wikipedia:

“HiperSockets is an IBM technology for high-speed communications between partitions on a server with a hypervisor. The term is most commonly associated withzSeries, System z9 and System z10 mainframes which can provide in-memory TCP/IP connections between and among LPARs running several different operating systems, including z/OS, z/VM, and Linux on z Systems.”

I’m working on a project where hipersockets deliver the underlying networking between zLinux virtual machines. So it should be quite fast as its handled in memory altogether.

I will do some benchmarking for the TCP/IP latency and throughput, and post results here.

 

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