Network supercomputing: Experiments with a CRAY-2 to CM-2 HIPPI connection

Ronald J. Vetter, David H.C. Du, Alan E. Klietz

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Abstract

The increasing demand for greater performance along with recent advances in high performance networking have transformed the traditional supercomputer model of a large central machine into a distributed, networked model of computing where shared terabyte storage systems, high speed graphical frame buffers, high resolution workstations, vector supercomputers and massively parallel computers can be applied together in a cooperative network in order to solve scientific problems of unprecedented complexity. In this paper we describe the High Performance Parallel Interface (HIPPI) operating environment currently in place at the Minnesota Supercomputer Center and provide preliminary performance measurements obtained while transmitting data between a CRAY-2 and CM-2 computer system. Finally, we discuss how the HIPPI can be used by compute-intensive applications to reduce their overall execution time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Workshop on Heterogeneous Processing, WHP 1992
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages87-92
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0818627026, 9780818627026
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Event1992 Workshop on Heterogeneous Processing, WHP 1992 - Beverly Hills, United States
Duration: Mar 23 1992 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings - Workshop on Heterogeneous Processing, WHP 1992

Conference

Conference1992 Workshop on Heterogeneous Processing, WHP 1992
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBeverly Hills
Period3/23/92 → …

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