Proceedings of 1995 1st IEEE Symposium on High Performance Computer Architecture (1995)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Jan. 22, 1995 to Jan. 25, 1995
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.
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.