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Switch-connected HyperX network

United States Patent

February 13, 2018
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A network system includes a plurality of sub-network planes and global switches. The sub-network planes have a same network topology as each other. Each of the sub-network planes includes edge switches. Each of the edge switches has N ports. Each of the global switches is configured to connect a group of edge switches at a same location in the sub-network planes. In each of the sub-network planes, some of the N ports of each of the edge switches are connected to end nodes, and others of the N ports are connected to other edge switches in the same sub-network plane, other of the N ports are connected to at least one of the global switches.
Chen; Dong (Scarsdale, NY), Heidelberger; Philip (Cortlandt Manor, NY)
International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)
15/ 007,642
January 27, 2016
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. 7078416 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.