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Title: Methods for operating parallel computing systems employing sequenced communications

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.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
678610
Report Number(s):
US 5,935,216/A/
PAN: US patent application 7-748,736
DOE Contract Number:
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 10 Aug 1999
Research Org:
AT&T Corporation
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 MATHEMATICS, COMPUTERS, INFORMATION SCIENCE, MANAGEMENT, LAW, MISCELLANEOUS; PARALLEL PROCESSING; COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE; PERFORMANCE; DATA TRANSMISSION; DESIGN