SMB 2.2 over RDMA

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
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A new protocol, SMB2 Direct, has been created which allows SMB 2.2 to operate over Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) transports such as iWARP, Infiniband and RoCE. This layering enables significant increases in performance for all SMB 2.2 file-based workloads and dramatically broadens the applicability of SMB 2.2. The presentation will outline the goals and motivations for the new approach, and will make a deep dive into the SMB2 Direct protocol itself, including early performance results.