This blog post gives an overview of the InfiniBand functionality that is offered by the transport stack of KIARA. KIARA is a new and advanced middleware and a part of the FI-WARE project which is in turn part of the very large European FI-PPP programme. Several team members of the ICCLab are currently working on the implementation of this middleware.
This blogpost aims to give you a short introduction to InfiniBand. At the end you should have a rough overview over the technology, much of its terminology and on how to program a very simple RDMA application with IB verbs.