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Applications of the Scalable Coherent Interface in multistage networks

Applications of the Scalable Coherent Interface in multistage networks

Category
Part of a book/report
Abstract
Investigates the use of the Scalable Coherent Interface (SCI) in multistage networks. By using SCI switches, many topologies can be implemented, since SCI is a topology-independent communication protocol. We present several approaches for using SCI in different types of multistage networks, including unidirectional and bidirectional links. The CrossSwitch model that we introduce is scalable and of high performance, using 2×2 switch, 4×4 switch and 8×8 switch elements for the connection. A real implementation of a large multistage system must focus on real hardware costs traded off with maximum performance. Simulation provides confidence in our models and the analysis of the results provides otherwise unpredictable guidelines for the design of a real SCI switch fabric
Language
English
Author(s)
Affiliation
  • University of Oslo
  • European Organization for Nuclear Research
  • SINTEF Digital / Management and Staff
  • France
Year
1994
Publisher
IEEE conference proceedings
Book
TENCON '94. IEEE Region 10's Ninth Annual International Conference. Theme: Frontiers of Computer Technology. Proceedings of 1994, 22 Aug 1994-26 Aug 1994
ISBN
0-7803-1862-5
Page(s)
370 - 377