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Title: Scalable coherent interface: Links to the future

Now that the Scalable Coherent Interface (SCI) has solved the bandwidth problem, what can we use it for? SCI was developed to support closely coupled multiprocessors and their caches in a distributed shared-memory environment, but its scalability and the efficient generality of its architecture make it work very well over a wide range of applications. It can replace a local area network for connecting workstations on a campus. It can be powerful I/O channel for a supercomputer. It can be the processor-cache-memory-I/O connection in a highly parallel computer. It can gather data from enormous particle detectors and distribute it among thousands of processors. It can connect a desktop microprocessor to memory chips a few millimeters away, disk drivers a few meters away, and servers a few kilometers away.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  2. Dolphin Server Technology A.S., Oslo (Norway)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
10134403
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB--5699; CONF-920237--2
ON: DE92010728
DOE Contract Number:
AC03-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: COMPCON `92,San Francisco, CA (United States),24-28 Feb 1992; Other Information: PBD: Nov 1991
Research Org:
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; 43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ARRAY PROCESSORS; EQUIPMENT INTERFACES; COMPUTER NETWORKS; COMMUNICATIONS; DATA ACQUISITION SYSTEMS 990200; 430303; MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTERS; EXPERIMENTAL FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT