Remote memory access over Ethernet

An article on CommsDesign (part of EETimes) describes the work going on to implement and make available RDMA over Ethernet (Remote Direct Memory Access over Ethernet).

This struck me as mildly amusing in the context of the recent IP over Firewire work because Firewire is basically a DMA protocol and using RDMA over IP over Firewire seems somewhat recursive... but that may just be me.