MEMOnet: Network interface plugged into a memory slot

N. Tanabe, J. Yamamoto, H. Nishi, T. Kudoh, Y. Hamada, H. Nakajo, H. Amano

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Abstract

The communication architecture of the DIMMnet-1 network interface, based on MEMOnet, is described. MEMOnet is an architecture consisting of a network interface plugged into a memory slot. The DIMMnet-1 prototype will have two banks of PC133 based SO-DIMM slots and an 8 Gbps full duplex optical link or two 448 MB/s full duplex LVDS channel links. The software overhead incurred to generate a message is only I CPU cycle and the estimated hardware delay is less than 100 ns using the atomic on-the-fly sending with header TLB. The estimated achievable communication bandwidth with block on-the-fly sending with protection stampable window memory is 440 MB/s which was observed in our experiments writing to the DIMM area with a write combining attribute. This is 3.3 times higher than the maximum bandwidth of PCI. This high performance distributed computing environment is available using economical personal computers with DIMM slots.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, CLUSTER 2000
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages17-26
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)0769508960
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan 1
EventIEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, CLUSTER 2000 - Chemnitz, Germany
Duration: 2000 Nov 282000 Dec 1

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, ICCC
Volume2000-January
ISSN (Print)1552-5244

Other

OtherIEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, CLUSTER 2000
CountryGermany
CityChemnitz
Period00/11/2800/12/1

Keywords

  • Bandwidth
  • Central Processing Unit
  • Computer architecture
  • Delay estimation
  • Hardware
  • Network interfaces
  • Optical fiber communication
  • Protection
  • Prototypes
  • Software prototyping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Signal Processing

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    Tanabe, N., Yamamoto, J., Nishi, H., Kudoh, T., Hamada, Y., Nakajo, H., & Amano, H. (2000). MEMOnet: Network interface plugged into a memory slot. In Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, CLUSTER 2000 (pp. 17-26). [888988] (Proceedings - IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing, ICCC; Vol. 2000-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLUSTR.2000.888988