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The NuMesh: A Modular, Scalable Communications Substrate

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The NuMesh: A Modular, Scalable Communications Substrate
Many standardized hardware communication interfaces offer runtime flexibility and configurability at the cost of efficiency. An alternate approach is the use of a highly-efficient, minimal communication element, with as much communication decision-making as possible done at compile time. NuMesh is a packaging and interconnect technology supporting high-bandwidth systolic communications on a 3D nearest-neighbor lattice; our goal is to combine Lego-like modularity with supercomputer performance. To date, the primary focus of the project has been the class of applications whose static communication patterns can be precompiled into independent and carefully choreographed finite state machines running on each node. Several extensions of the NuMesh to more general communication paradigms have been implemented, and the issues involved are under active exploration. This paper presents an overview of our approach, as well as an
Steve Ward, Karim Abdalla, Rajeev Dujari, Michael
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Type Conference
Year 1993
Where ICS
Authors Steve Ward, Karim Abdalla, Rajeev Dujari, Michael Fetterman, Frank Honoré, Ricardo Jenez, Philippe Laffont, Kenneth Mackenzie, Chris Metcalf, Milan Minsky, John Nguyen, John Pezaris, Gill A. Pratt, Russell Tessier
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