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Exploring a Multithreaded Methodology to Implement a Network Communication Protocol on the Cyclops-64 Multithreaded Architecture

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Exploring a Multithreaded Methodology to Implement a Network Communication Protocol on the Cyclops-64 Multithreaded Architecture
The IBM Cyclops-64 (C64) chip employs a multithreaded architecture that integrates a large number of hardware thread units on a single chip. A cellular supercomputer is being developed based on a 3D-mesh connection of the C64 chips. This paper introduces the Cyclops Datagram Protocol (CDP) developed for the C64 supercomputer system. CDP is inspired by the TCP/IP protocol, yet simpler and more compact. The implementation of CDP leverages the abundant hardware thread-level parallelism provided by the C64 multithreaded architecture. The main contributions of this paper are: (1) We have completed a design and implementation of CDP that is used as the fundamental communication infrastructure for the C64 supercomputer system. (2) CDP successfully exploits the massive thread-level parallelism provided on the C64 hardware, achieving good performance scalability; (3) CDP is quite efficient. Its peak throughput reaches 884Mbps on the Gigabit Ethernet, even it is running at the user-level on a ...
Ge Gan, Ziang Hu, Juan del Cuvillo, Guang R. Gao
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Year 2007
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Authors Ge Gan, Ziang Hu, Juan del Cuvillo, Guang R. Gao
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