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18.3.4 Using High-Speed Interconnects with NDB Cluster

Even before design of NDBCLUSTER began in 1996, it was evident that one of the major problems to be encountered in building parallel databases would be communication between the nodes in the network. For this reason, NDBCLUSTER was designed from the very beginning to permit the use of a number of different data transport mechanisms. In this Manual, we use the term transporter for these.

The NDB Cluster codebase provides for four different transporters:

Most users today employ TCP/IP over Ethernet because it is ubiquitous. TCP/IP is also by far the best-tested transporter for use with NDB Cluster.

We are working to make sure that communication with the ndbd process is made in chunks that are as large as possible because this benefits all types of data transmission.


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