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Title: Performing a global barrier operation in a parallel computer

Abstract

Executing computing tasks on a parallel computer that includes compute nodes coupled for data communications, where each compute node executes tasks, with one task on each compute node designated as a master task, including: for each task on each compute node until all master tasks have joined a global barrier: determining whether the task is a master task; if the task is not a master task, joining a single local barrier; if the task is a master task, joining the global barrier and the single local barrier only after all other tasks on the compute node have joined the single local barrier.

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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
International Business Machines Corp., Armonk, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1165099
Patent Number(s):
8910178
Application Number:
13/206,581
Assignee:
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G06 - COMPUTING G06F - ELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
DOE Contract Number:  
B554331
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Aug 10
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING

Citation Formats

Archer, Charles J, Blocksome, Michael A, Ratterman, Joseph D, and Smith, Brian E. Performing a global barrier operation in a parallel computer. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Archer, Charles J, Blocksome, Michael A, Ratterman, Joseph D, & Smith, Brian E. Performing a global barrier operation in a parallel computer. United States.
Archer, Charles J, Blocksome, Michael A, Ratterman, Joseph D, and Smith, Brian E. Tue . "Performing a global barrier operation in a parallel computer". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1165099.
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