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COMPaS: A Pentium Pro PC-based SMP Cluster and Its Experience

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COMPaS: A Pentium Pro PC-based SMP Cluster and Its Experience
We have built an eight node SMP cluster called COMPaS (Cluster Of Multi-Processor Systems), each node of which is a quadprocessor Pentium Pro PC. We have designed and implemented a remote memory based user-level communication layer which provides lowoverhead and high bandwidth using Myrinet. We designed a hybrid programming model in order to take advantage of locality in each SMP node. Intra-node computations utilize a multi-threaded programming style (Solaris threads) and inter-node programming is based on message passing and remote memory operations. In this paper we report on this hybrid shared memory/distributed memory programming on COMPaS and its preliminary evaluation. The performance of COMPaS is aected by data size and access patterns, and the proportion of inter-node communication. If the data size is small enough to all t on the cache, parallel
Yoshio Tanaka, Motohiko Matsuda, Makoto Ando, Kazu
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Type Conference
Year 1998
Where IPPS
Authors Yoshio Tanaka, Motohiko Matsuda, Makoto Ando, Kazuto Kubota, Mitsuhisa Sato
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