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Proceedings of 1995 1st IEEE Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (1995)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Jan. 22, 1995 to Jan. 25, 1995
ISBN: 0-8186-6445-2
pp: 176
ABSTRACT
The Convex SPP-1000, the most recent SPC. is distinguished by a true global shared memory capability based on the first commercial version of directory based cache coherence mechanisms and SCI protocol. The system was evaluated at NASA/GSFC in the Beta-test environment using three classes of operational experiments targeting Earth and space science applications. A multiple program workload tested job-stream level parallelism. Synthetic pro-grams measured overhead costs of barrier; fork-join, and message passing synchronization primitives. An efficient tree-code version of an N-body simulation revealed scaling properties and measured the overall effcienct This paper presents the results of this study and provides the earliest published evaluation of this new scalable architecture.
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J. Gardner, D. Savarese, P. Merkey and T. Sterling, "An Initial evaluation of the Convex SPP-1000 for Earth and Space Science Applications," Proceedings of 1995 1st IEEE Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture(HPCA), Raleigh, North Carolina, 1995, pp. 176.
doi:10.1109/HPCA.1995.386544
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