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Interconnection arrangement of routers of processor boards in array of cabinets supporting secure physical partition

United States Patent

July 17, 2007
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A multiple processor computing apparatus includes a physical interconnect structure that is flexibly configurable to support selective segregation of classified and unclassified users. The physical interconnect structure includes routers in service or compute processor boards distributed in an array of cabinets connected in series on each board and to respective routers in neighboring row cabinet boards with the routers in series connection coupled to routers in series connection in respective neighboring column cabinet boards. The array can include disconnect cabinets or respective routers in all boards in each cabinet connected in a toroid. The computing apparatus can include an emulator which permits applications from the same job to be launched on processors that use different operating systems.
Tomkins; James L. (Albuquerque, NM), Camp; William J. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
11/ 110,344
April 19, 2005
This invention was developed under Contract DE-AC04-94AL8500 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.