A switch-tagged VLAN routing methodology for PC clusters with Ethernet

Tomohiro Otsuka, Michihiro Koibuchi, Tomohiro Kudoh, Hideharu Amano

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Abstract

Ethernet has been used for connecting hosts in the area of high performance-per-cost PC clusters. Although L2 Ethernet topology is limited to a tree structure, various routing algorithms on topologies suitable for parallel processing can be employed by applying IEEE 802.1Q VLAN technology. However, communication library used in current PC clusters does not always support VLANs, so the current design of VLAN-based routing method cannot be applied for such PC clusters. In this study, we propose a switch-tagged VLAN methodology to flexibly set the route of frames on such PC clusters. Since each host does not need to process VLAN tags, the proposed method has advantages in both simple host configuration and high portability. Evaluation results using NAS Parallel Benchmarks showed that performance of topologies supported by the proposed method was comparable with that of an ideal 1-switch (full crossbar) network in the case of a 16-host PC cluster.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing
Pages479-486
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventICPP 2006: 2006 International Conference on Parallel Processing - Columbus, OH, United States
Duration: 2006 Aug 142006 Aug 18

Other

OtherICPP 2006: 2006 International Conference on Parallel Processing
CountryUnited States
CityColumbus, OH
Period06/8/1406/8/18

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Engineering(all)

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Otsuka, T., Koibuchi, M., Kudoh, T., & Amano, H. (2006). A switch-tagged VLAN routing methodology for PC clusters with Ethernet. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing (pp. 479-486). [1690652] https://doi.org/10.1109/ICPP.2006.67