Exhibition and Industrial Session: Digital Equipment Corporation                                                                                          

Efficient Message Passing and Clusters

Richard Kaufmann, Technical Director,
Digital Equipment - Ireland,
E-mail: Kaufmann@ilo.dec.com
Phone: +353 91 754864


Clusters of SMP systems will be the predominant computer architecture for the next generation.

The aggregation techniques used for this architecture are SMP, close-proximity cluster interconnects, and ATM.

Digital's entry into the close-proximity interconnect field, Memory Channel, provides sub-5 microsecond latency (user process to user process) across a network of eight SMP systems. Carefully constructed message passing libraries support PVM one-way latency across Memory Channel of less than 20 microseconds.

This talk will describe:

Note: Memory Channel is a trademark of Encore Computer.