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Providing nearest neighbor point-to-point communications among compute nodes of an operational group in a global combining network of a parallel computer

United States Patent

8,296,457
October 23, 2012
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Methods, apparatus, and products are disclosed for providing nearest neighbor point-to-point communications among compute nodes of an operational group in a global combining network of a parallel computer, each compute node connected to each adjacent compute node in the global combining network through a link, that include: identifying each link in the global combining network for each compute node of the operational group; designating one of a plurality of point-to-point class routing identifiers for each link such that no compute node in the operational group is connected to two adjacent compute nodes in the operational group with links designated for the same class routing identifiers; and configuring each compute node of the operational group for point-to-point communications with each adjacent compute node in the global combining network through the link between that compute node and that adjacent compute node using that link's designated class routing identifier.
Archer; Charles J. (Rochester, MN), Faraj; Ahmad A. (Rochester, MN), Inglett; Todd A. (Rochester, MN), Ratterman; Joseph D. (Rochester, MN)
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
11/ 832,955
August 2, 2007
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. B54331 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.