our product is pretty simple; a big database distributed across multiple machines that interconnected; shared nothing architecture with a proprietary communication bus (an optimized version of 10gb ethernet).
NOW THAT makes sense to me!
now lemme make guesses and see how close i hit home ! <strictly for fun..you dont have to answer as to how close i come or not>
1) the 10 gb Ethernet(esque) technology uses frequency division multiplexing (FDM).TDM is too slow..high latency
2) you r multicasting across it...instead of unicasting somewhere in the private range ( 220.127.116.11 to 18.104.22.168)...unless you r using IPv6
3) Proprietary comm BUS...could stand for one of 3 things
a) your physical layer is proprietary....highly unlikely..
b) layer 2 is proprietary....again...u
nlikely..radia perlman owns layer 2...unless its a slight tweak ..just enough to stand up in court
c) layer 3...could be proprietary here...layer 3 multicast routing protocols are in their infancy and the world is wide open...and since you r running 10gigs...i bet you r multicasting..as i said before...you can afford it..(dvmrp?)
4) ..you said ..sharing nothing architecture...thats not technically correct..then you r running some sort of encryption where you are only sharing the hash values!
how close am i? ...if i am