Performance Evaluation of the Sun Fire Link SMP Clusters

  title={Performance Evaluation of the Sun Fire Link SMP Clusters},
  author={Ying Qian and Ahmad Afsahi and Nathan R. Fredrickson and Reza Zamani},
The interconnection networks and the communication system software are critical in achieving high performance in clusters. Sun Fire Link interconnect, is a memory-based interconnect, where the Sun MPI uses the Remote Shared Memory (RSM) model for its user-level inter-node messaging. This paper presents the overall architecture of the Sun Fire Link and its messaging layer. We provide an in-depth performance evaluation of a Sun Fire Link cluster at the RSM, MPI, and application layers. The MPI… CONTINUE READING