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Intranode data communications in a parallel computer

United States Patent

January 7, 2014
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Intranode data communications in a parallel computer that includes compute nodes configured to execute processes, where the data communications include: allocating, upon initialization of a first process of a compute node, a region of shared memory; establishing, by the first process, a predefined number of message buffers, each message buffer associated with a process to be initialized on the compute node; sending, to a second process on the same compute node, a data communications message without determining whether the second process has been initialized, including storing the data communications message in the message buffer of the second process; and upon initialization of the second process: retrieving, by the second process, a pointer to the second process's message buffer; and retrieving, by the second process from the second process's message buffer in dependence upon the pointer, the data communications message sent by the first process.
Archer; Charles J. (Rochester, MN), Blocksome; Michael A. (Rochester, MN), Miller; Douglas R. (Rochester, MN), Ratterman; Joseph D. (Seattle, WA), Smith; Brian E. (Knoxville, TN)
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
13/ 709,305
December 10, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. B554331 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.