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Issue No.01 - January/February (2012 vol.32)
pp: 32-43
Dong Chen , IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Noel A. Eisley , IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Philip Heidelberger , IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Robert M. Senger , IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Yutaka Sugawara , IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Sameer Kumar , IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Valentina Salapura , IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
David Satterfield , IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Burkhard Steinmacher-Burow , IBM Germany Research and Development
Jeffrey Parker , IBM Systems & Technology Group
<p>This article describes the IBM Blue Gene/Q interconnection network and message unit. Blue Gene/Q is the third generation in the IBM Blue Gene line of massively parallel supercomputers and can be scaled to 20 petaflops and beyond. For better application scalability and performance, Blue Gene/Q has new routing algorithms and techniques to parallelize the injection and reception of packets in the network interface.</p>
Blue Gene/Q, BG/Q, parallel computer architecture, interconnect technologies, router architecture, routing algorithms and techniques, network interface architecture, message unit, interconnection network
Dong Chen, Noel A. Eisley, Philip Heidelberger, Robert M. Senger, Yutaka Sugawara, Sameer Kumar, Valentina Salapura, David Satterfield, Burkhard Steinmacher-Burow, Jeffrey Parker, "The IBM Blue Gene/Q Interconnection Fabric", IEEE Micro, vol.32, no. 1, pp. 32-43, January/February 2012, doi:10.1109/MM.2011.96
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