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Title: Method and apparatus for routing data in an inter-nodal communications lattice of a massively parallel computer system by routing through transporter nodes

Abstract

A massively parallel computer system contains an inter-nodal communications network of node-to-node links. An automated routing strategy routes packets through one or more intermediate nodes of the network to reach a destination. Some packets are constrained to be routed through respective designated transporter nodes, the automated routing strategy determining a path from a respective source node to a respective transporter node, and from a respective transporter node to a respective destination node. Preferably, the source node chooses a routing policy from among multiple possible choices, and that policy is followed by all intermediate nodes. The use of transporter nodes allows greater flexibility in routing.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Rochester, MN
  2. Chippewa Falls, WI
  3. Eden Prairie, MN
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1017446
Patent Number(s):
7,835,284
Application Number:
US patent applicaiton 11/539,300
Assignee:
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
DOE Contract Number:  
B519700
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Archer, Charles Jens, Musselman, Roy Glenn, Peters, Amanda, Pinnow, Kurt Walter, Swartz, Brent Allen, and Wallenfelt, Brian Paul. Method and apparatus for routing data in an inter-nodal communications lattice of a massively parallel computer system by routing through transporter nodes. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Archer, Charles Jens, Musselman, Roy Glenn, Peters, Amanda, Pinnow, Kurt Walter, Swartz, Brent Allen, & Wallenfelt, Brian Paul. Method and apparatus for routing data in an inter-nodal communications lattice of a massively parallel computer system by routing through transporter nodes. United States.
Archer, Charles Jens, Musselman, Roy Glenn, Peters, Amanda, Pinnow, Kurt Walter, Swartz, Brent Allen, and Wallenfelt, Brian Paul. Tue . "Method and apparatus for routing data in an inter-nodal communications lattice of a massively parallel computer system by routing through transporter nodes". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1017446.
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