Design and Implementation of RHiNET-2/NI0: A Reconfigurable Network Interface for Cluster Computing

Tomonori Yokoyama, Naoyuki Izu, Jun Ichiro Tsuchiya, Konosuke Watanabe, Hideharu Amano, Tomohiro Kudoh

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A reconfigurable network interface called RHiNET-2/NIO is developed for parallel processing of PCs distributed within one or more floors of a building. Two configurations: the HS (High Speed) configuration with only a high-speed primitive and the DSM (Distributed Shared Memory) configuration which supports sophisticated primitives can be selected by the network requirement. From the empirical evaluation, it appears that the HS configuration markedly improves the latency of data transfer compared with traditional network interfaces. On the other hand, the DSM configuration executes sophisticated primitives for distributed shared memory more than twice as fast as that of software implementation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)789-795
Number of pages7
JournalIEICE Transactions on Information and Systems
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2003 May



  • Network interface
  • Reconfigurable machines
  • System area network

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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