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TNet: a reliable system area network

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Horst, R.W. ; Tandem Comput. Inc., Cupertino, CA, USA

A major departure from traditional I/O systems, TNet is a new system area network designed to support current and future needs for reliable, efficient communications among processors and peripherals. It is an extensible hardware-software layer that allows very large configurations by logically and physically isolating processor buses from I/O buses. TNet features wormhole routing, packet-switched transfers, and point-to-point links

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Micro, IEEE  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 1 )