Document Type

Working Paper

Date

1994

Embargo Period

1-2012

Keywords

parallel computing, distributed computing, high performance distributed computing, HPDC, supercomputing

Language

English

Disciplines

Computer Sciences

Description/Abstract

With the current advances in computer and networking technology coupled with the availability of software tools for parallel and distributed computing, there has been increased interests in high-performance distributed computing (HPDC). We envision that HPDC environments with supercomputing capabilities will be available in the near future. However, a number of issues have to be resolved before future network-based applications can exploit fully the potential of HPDC environment. In this paper, we present an architecture of a high-speed local area network and a communication system that provides HPDC applications with high bandwidth and low latency. We also characterize the message-passing primitives required in HPDC applications and develop a communication protocol that implements these primitives efficiently.

Additional Information

Concurrency, Practice and Experience. Special Issue: High Performance Distributed Computing, Volume 251, pp. 251-270

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