SISCI-pthreads SMP-like programming on an SCI-cluster

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The goal of the SISCI-Pthreads project is the implementation of a completely transparent, POSIX compliant thread package on top of clusters of PCs. This will not only allow users to run multithreaded applications on loosely coupled systems in the same way as on SMPs, but will also introduce the shared memory programming model in an unrestricted fashion to clusters of PCs. Hence, porting efforts of existing multi-threaded applications will be reduced and this new architecture will be opened to a wide variety of new applications and users. In order to achieve this complete transparency in an efficient manner, this effort is based on a new interconnection technology, the Scalable Coherent Interface (SCI), which allows remote memory accesses in a cluster environment by providing a global physical address space.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh-Performance Computing and Networking - International Conference and Exhibition, 1998, Proceedings
EditorsPeter Sloot, Bob Hertzberger, Marian Bubak
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)3540644431, 9783540644439
StatePublished - 1998
EventInternational Conference and Exhibition on High-Performance Computing and Networking, HPCN 1998 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 21 Apr 199823 Apr 1998

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


ConferenceInternational Conference and Exhibition on High-Performance Computing and Networking, HPCN 1998


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