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Methods for operating parallel computing systems employing sequenced communications

United States Patent

August 10, 1999
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A parallel computing system and method having improved performance where a program is concurrently run on a plurality of nodes for reducing total processing time, each node having a processor, a memory, and a predetermined number of communication channels connected to the node and independently connected directly to other nodes. The present invention improves performance of performance of the parallel computing system by providing a system which can provide efficient communication between the processors and between the system and input and output devices. A method is also disclosed which can locate defective nodes with the computing system.
Benner; Robert E. (Albuquerque, NM), Gustafson; John L. (Albuquerque, NM), Montry; Gary R. (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
07/ 748,736
August 22, 1991
This invention relates to Computer-implemented methods of highly efficient parallel computing systems. The U.S. Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC 04-76DP00789 between the Department of Energy and AT&T Technologies, Inc.