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Title: Methods for operating parallel computing systems employing sequenced communications

Abstract

A parallel computing system and method are disclosed having improved performance where a program is concurrently run on a plurality of nodes for reducing total processing time, each node having a processor, a memory, and a predetermined number of communication channels connected to the node and independently connected directly to other nodes. The present invention improves performance of the parallel computing system by providing a system which can provide efficient communication between the processors and between the system and input and output devices. A method is also disclosed which can locate defective nodes with the computing system. 15 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
AT&T Corporation
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
678610
Patent Number(s):
5,935,216
Application Number:
PAN: 7-748,736
Assignee:
Sandia Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States) SNL; SCA: 990200; PA: EDB-99:086821; SN: 99002124532
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 10 Aug 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; PARALLEL PROCESSING; COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE; PERFORMANCE; DATA TRANSMISSION; DESIGN

Citation Formats

Benner, R.E., Gustafson, J.L., and Montry, G.R. Methods for operating parallel computing systems employing sequenced communications. United States: N. p., 1999. Web.
Benner, R.E., Gustafson, J.L., & Montry, G.R. Methods for operating parallel computing systems employing sequenced communications. United States.
Benner, R.E., Gustafson, J.L., and Montry, G.R. Tue . "Methods for operating parallel computing systems employing sequenced communications". United States.
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