Cart (Loading....) | Create Account
Close category search window
 

Spider: a high-speed network interconnect

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

1 Author(s)
Galles, M. ; Silicon Graphics Comput. Syst., Mountain View, CA, USA

SGI's Spider chip-Scalable, Pipelined Interconnect for Distributed Endpoint Routing-create a scalable, short-range network delivering hundreds of gigabytes per second in bandwidth to large configurations. Individual Spider chips sustain a 4.8-Gbyte/s switching rate, connecting to each other and to endpoints across cables up to 5 meters in length. By delivering very high bandwidth-thousands of times higher than standard Ethernet-at low latencies, Spider is ideal for CPU interconnect applications, high-end network switches, or high-performance graphics interconnects. The Spider chip design drew on the principles of computer communications architecture. Isolation between the physical, data link, and message layers led to a well-structured design that is transportable and more easily verified than a nonlayered solution. Because the chip implements all layers in hardware, latency is very low. Thus, we could realize the benefits of layering without sacrificing performance

Published in:

Micro, IEEE  (Volume:17 ,  Issue: 1 )

Date of Publication:

Jan/Feb 1997

Need Help?


IEEE Advancing Technology for Humanity About IEEE Xplore | Contact | Help | Terms of Use | Nondiscrimination Policy | Site Map | Privacy & Opting Out of Cookies

A not-for-profit organization, IEEE is the world's largest professional association for the advancement of technology.
© Copyright 2014 IEEE - All rights reserved. Use of this web site signifies your agreement to the terms and conditions.