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Local-Area MultiProcessor: the scalable coherent interface
Author(s): David B. Gustavson; Qiang Li
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Paper Abstract

There is rapidly increasing demand for very high performance shared access to distributed data, for multiprocessors, networked workstation clusters, distributed databases, industrial data acquisition and control systems, etc.

The objective is to satisfy this demand at the lowest long-term cost. This paper first considers the general properties that an appropriate system architecture should have. A new architectural model, Local-Area Multiprocessor, is introduced.

These properties are then considered in more detail, and practical design decisions are made, illustrated by the evolution of the ANSEIEEE standard Scalable Coherent Interface (SCI) as it addressed these issues.

Finally, the current status of the various SCI follow-on and support projects is reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 November 1994
PDF: 30 pages
Proc. SPIE 10278, Defining the Global Information Infrastructure: Infrastructure, Systems, and Services: A Critical Review, 1027808 (3 November 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.192215
Show Author Affiliations
David B. Gustavson, Santa Clara Univ. (United States)
Qiang Li, Santa Clara Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10278:
Defining the Global Information Infrastructure: Infrastructure, Systems, and Services: A Critical Review
Stephen F. Lundstrom, Editor(s)

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