The Community for Technology Leaders
14th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (1994)
Pozman, Poland
June 21, 1994 to June 24, 1994
ISBN: 0-8186-5840-1
pp: 574-580
J. Dolter , Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor, MI, USA
S. Daniel , Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor, MI, USA
A. Mehra , Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor, MI, USA
J. Rexford , Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Wu-Chang Feng , Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Kang Shin , Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor, MI, USA
ABSTRACT
SPIDER is a network adapter that provides scalable communication support for point-to-point distributed systems. The device exports an efficient interface to the host processor, provides transparent support for dependable, time-constrained communication, and handles packet routing and switching. The communication support provided by SPIDER exploits concurrency between the independent data channels feeding the point-to-point network, and offers flexible and transparent hardware mechanisms. SPIDER allows the host to exercise fine-grain control over its operation, enabling the latter to monitor and influence data transmission and reception efficiently. In the current implementation, SPIDER interfaces to the Ironics IV-3207, a VMEbus-based 68040 card and will be controlled by x-kernel, a communication executive allowing the flexible composition of communication protocols.<>
INDEX TERMS
packet switching, network servers, parallel programming, multiprocessing programs, fault tolerant computing, reliability, protocols, distributed memory systems
CITATION

J. Dolter, S. Daniel, A. Mehra, J. Rexford, Wu-Chang Feng and Kang Shin, "SPIDER: flexible and efficient communication support for point-to-point distributed systems," 14th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems(ICDCS), Pozman, Poland, 1994, pp. 574-580.
doi:10.1109/ICDCS.1994.302471
96 ms
(Ver 3.3 (11022016))