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Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections, International Conference on (1996)
Maui, Hawaii
Oct. 27, 1996 to Oct. 29, 1996
ISBN: 0-8186-7591-8
pp: 33
M. Snir , IBM Thomas J. Watson Res. Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA
ABSTRACT
We survey in this paper the evolution of scalable parallel computers, from the perspective of the IBM SP product line. To achieve success in the marketplace, the SP had to be more than a bunch of rack-mounted workstations, connected with a LAN. A high-performance interconnect is key to parallel performance. The current, second generation SP switch, supports a bandwidth of 150 MB/s in each direction per node.
INDEX TERMS
parallel architectures; optical computer architecture; shared memory systems; scalable parallel systems; IBM perspective; scalable parallel computers; IBM SP product line; rack-mounted workstations; LAN; high-performance interconnect; parallel performance; second generation SP switch
CITATION
M. Snir, "Scalable parallel systems: past, present and future (from an IBM perspective", Massively Parallel Processing Using Optical Interconnections, International Conference on, vol. 00, no. , pp. 33, 1996, doi:10.1109/MPPOI.1996.559033
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