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<p>Several issues concerning the design of an I/O (input/output) system for a multiprocessor such as a hypercube are examined. A methodology is proposed for connecting the I/O processors to such a system for efficient I/O access. The effect of I/O communication onthe multiprocessor network is analyzed. Different disk organizations that can be employed within such a system are evaluated to see which organization has a better performance. It is observed that parallelism in serving an I/O request plays a dominant role in the scientific workload. The problem of mapping specific data structures such as matrices onto the disks so that the data can be accessed efficiently is considered.</p>
Index TermsI/O architectures; hypercube multiprocessors; I/O access; multiprocessor network; disk organizations; parallelism; scientific workload; data structures; matrices; memory architecture; multiprocessing systems; multiprocessor interconnection networks; parallel architectures; performance evaluation

A. Reddy and P. Banerjee, "Design, Analysis, and Simulation of I/O Architectures for Hypercube Multiprocessors," in IEEE Transactions on Parallel & Distributed Systems, vol. 1, no. , pp. 140-151, 1990.
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