An Isotach Implementation for Myrinet

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Author:Regehr, John, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of Virginia
Abstract:

An isotach network provides strong guarantees about message delivery order. We show that an isotach network can be efficiently implemented entirely in software, on off-the-shelf hardware. Parts of this implementation could be performed much more efficiently in hardware - we are currently developing hardware components to do this. The all-software version then serves several purposes: to rapidly develop a working isotach system to use as a platform for development of higher level software, to find potential problems in the hardware design, and to pre-test software components of the system so that they won't have to be debugged at the same time as hardware.

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All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Language:
English
Source Citation:

Regehr, John. "An Isotach Implementation for Myrinet." University of Virginia Dept. of Computer Science Tech Report (1997).

Publisher:
University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science
Published Date:
1997