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Issue No. 03 - May/June (2011 vol. 31)
ISSN: 0272-1732
pp: 8-19
Ron O. Dror , D.E. Shaw Research
J.P. Grossman , D.E. Shaw Research
Kenneth M. Mackenzie , D.E. Shaw Research
Brian Towles , D.E. Shaw Research
Edmond Chow , D.E. Shaw Research
John K. Salmon , D.E. Shaw Research
Cliff Young , D.E. Shaw Research
Joseph A. Bank , D.E. Shaw Research
Brannon Batson , D.E. Shaw Research
Martin M. Deneroff , D.E. Shaw Research
Jeffrey S. Kuskin , D.E. Shaw Research
Richard H. Larson , D.E. Shaw Research
Mark A. Moraes , D.E. Shaw Research
David E. Shaw , D.E. Shaw Research
ABSTRACT
<p>Anton, a massively parallel special-purpose machine that accelerates molecular dynamics simulations by orders of magnitude, uses a combination of specialized hardware mechanisms and restructured software algorithms to reduce and hide communication latency. Anton delivers end-to-end internode latency significantly lower than any other large-scale parallel machine, and its critical-path communication time for molecular dynamics simulations is less than 3 percent that of the next-fastest platform.</p>
INDEX TERMS
Data communications, interprocessor communications, multiprocessor systems, network communication, parallel systems, special-purpose hardware, Anton
CITATION

J. K. Salmon et al., "Overcoming Communication Latency Barriers in Massively Parallel Scientific Computation," in IEEE Micro, vol. 31, no. , pp. 8-19, 2011.
doi:10.1109/MM.2011.38
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