A local area system network RHiNET-1: A network for high performance parallel computing

H. Nishi, K. Tasho, J. Yamamoto, T. Kudoh, H. Amano

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Abstract

The Real World Computing Partnership (RWCP) has developed a local area system network (LASN) called RHiNET-1 (RWCP High-performance NETwork, version 1) using 1.33-Gbps optical interconnections for high-performance computing using personal computers distributed in an office or laboratory environment. The network interface, RHiNET-1/NI, uses a complex programmable logic device (CPLD) based protocol controller to provide an easy evaluation platform for various protocols. It fits in a 32-bit/33-MHz PCI bus. The switch, RHiNET-1/SW, consists of a single-chip CMOS switch and external SRAM. It provides low-latency, reliable communication with a flexible topology design. We are currently evaluating protocols on RHiNET-1. RHiNET-1 will enable a new form of high-performance computing environment. We are also developing the second implementation, RHiNET-2. RHiNET-2/NI will support a 64-bit/66-MHz PCI bus. RHiNET-2/SW is an 8-Gbps/port 8x8 single-chip ASIC switch. The aggregate bandwidth of RHiNET-2/SW is 64 Gbps.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - The 9th International Symposium on High-Performance Distributed Computing, HPDC 2000
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages296-297
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)0769507832
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1
Event9th IEEE International Symposium on High-Performance Distributed Computing, HPDC 2000 - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: 2000 Aug 12000 Aug 4

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing
Volume2000-January
ISSN (Print)1082-8907

Conference

Conference9th IEEE International Symposium on High-Performance Distributed Computing, HPDC 2000
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh
Period00/8/100/8/4

Keywords

  • Communication switching
  • Computer networks
  • Distributed computing
  • Microcomputers
  • Network interfaces
  • Optical computing
  • Optical interconnections
  • Programmable logic devices
  • Protocols
  • Switches

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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    Nishi, H., Tasho, K., Yamamoto, J., Kudoh, T., & Amano, H. (2000). A local area system network RHiNET-1: A network for high performance parallel computing. In Proceedings - The 9th International Symposium on High-Performance Distributed Computing, HPDC 2000 (pp. 296-297). [868665] (Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing; Vol. 2000-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/HPDC.2000.868665