Is it possible to connect two computers, each equipped with a thunderbolt port, and have them think it's a peer to peer ethernet connection? i.e., this will presumably work as a 10Gib/sec ethernet network.
What I really want to achieve is something like the following:
[iMac] --EoT-- [Linux] --Thunderbolt-- [Storage]
[iMac] client connected to Linux server with Ethernet over Thunderbolt, accessing files on the storage via NFS
[Linux] server connected over Thunderbolt to JBOD storage formatted with BtrFS, exporting storage in NFS
Magma offers a Thunderbolt to PCIe expansion chassis called ExpressBox 3T that provides a way to connect three PCIe cards to your Thunderbolt equipped computer - www.magma.com/thunderbolt Maybe this solution will work for you?