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Performance Analysis of a 3D Wireless Massively Parallel Computer

Department of Computer Science, University of York, York YO10 5DD, UK
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J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2018, 7(2), 18; https://doi.org/10.3390/jsan7020018
Received: 28 February 2018 / Revised: 5 April 2018 / Accepted: 10 April 2018 / Published: 19 April 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Energy Efficient Networking)
In previous work, the authors presented a 3D hexagonal wireless direct-interconnect network for a massively parallel computer, with a focus on analysing processor utilisation. In this study, we consider the characteristics of such an architecture in terms of link utilisation and power consumption. We have applied a store-and-forward packet-switching algorithm to both our proposed architecture and a traditional wired 5D direct network (the same as IBM’s Blue Gene). Simulations show that for small and medium-size networks the link utility of the proposed architecture is comparable with (and in some cases even better than) traditional 5D networks. This work demonstrates that there is a potential for wireless processing array concepts to address High-Performance Computing (HPC) challenges whilst alleviating some significant physical construction drawbacks of traditional systems. View Full-Text
Keywords: wireless networks; packet-switching; buffer management; on-chip radio communication; parallel computing; interconnect network; link utility; power consumption wireless networks; packet-switching; buffer management; on-chip radio communication; parallel computing; interconnect network; link utility; power consumption
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Kamali Sarvestani, A.M.; Bailey, C.; Austin, J. Performance Analysis of a 3D Wireless Massively Parallel Computer. J. Sens. Actuator Netw. 2018, 7, 18. https://doi.org/10.3390/jsan7020018

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Kamali Sarvestani AM, Bailey C, Austin J. Performance Analysis of a 3D Wireless Massively Parallel Computer. Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks. 2018; 7(2):18. https://doi.org/10.3390/jsan7020018

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Kamali Sarvestani, Amir M., Christopher Bailey, and Jim Austin. 2018. "Performance Analysis of a 3D Wireless Massively Parallel Computer" Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks 7, no. 2: 18. https://doi.org/10.3390/jsan7020018

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