Advertisement

An ATM-based distributed high performance computing system

  • K. A. Hawick
  • H. A. James
  • K. J. Maciunas
  • F. A. Vaughan
  • A. L. Wendelborn
  • M. Buchhorn
  • M. Rezny
  • S. R. Taylor
  • M. D. Wilson
Posters
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1225)

Abstract

We describe the distributed high performance computing system we have developed to integrate together a heterogeneous set of high performance computers, high capacity storage systems and fast communications hardware. Our system is based upon Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) communications technology and we routinely operate between the geographically distant sites of Adelaide and Canberra (separated by some 1100km) using Telstra's ATM-based Experimental Broadband Network (EBN). We discuss some of the latency and performance issues that result from running day-to-day operations across such a long distance network.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. 1.
    “Applications and Enabling Technology for NYNET Upstate Corridor”, Salim Hariri, Geoffrey Fox, Northeast Parallel Architectures Center (NPAC), Technical Report SCCS-642, November, 1994.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    “Geographic Information Systems Applications on an ATM-Based Distributed High Performance Computing System”, K.A.Hawick, H.A.James, K.J.Maciunas, F.A.Vaughan, A.L.Wendelborn, M.Buchhorn, M.Rezny, S.R.Taylor, and M.D.Wilson, Submitted to HPCN 97.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    “Telstra's Experimental Broadband Network”, D.Kirkham, Telecommunications Journal of Australia, Vol 45, No 2, 1995.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    “CASA Gigabit Network Testbed: Final Report”, Paul Messina and Tina Mihaly-Pauna, Editors, CASA Technical Report 123, July 1996.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. A. Hawick
    • 1
  • H. A. James
    • 1
  • K. J. Maciunas
    • 1
  • F. A. Vaughan
    • 1
  • A. L. Wendelborn
    • 1
  • M. Buchhorn
    • 2
  • M. Rezny
    • 2
  • S. R. Taylor
    • 2
  • M. D. Wilson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of AdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

Personalised recommendations