Issue No. 01 - January/February (1997 vol. 17)
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Historically, cluster systems have been connected with standard networking technology. In this presentation, we discuss the experience of using a highly optimized network, Memory ChannelTM for PCI, to enhance both the parallel performance and high-availability aspects of a cluster. Performance results for various approaches to fast messaging will be presented. These results will be compared to the same systems using conventional network technology. Finally, we briefly discuss our short-term futures for Memory Channel.
Communications, high-performance network design, network clusters, PCI bus, Memory Channel network
R. Gillett and R. Kaufmann, "Using the Memory Channel Network," in IEEE Micro, vol. 17, no. , pp. 19-25, 1997.