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Issue 1 • Date Jan.-Feb. 2012

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): c1
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  • Hot Interconnects and Hot Topics

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):2 - 3
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  • Top Picks from Hot Interconnects 2011: Petascale Network Architectures

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):4 - 7
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  • Tianhe-1A Interconnect and Message-Passing Services

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):8 - 20
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    The petascale supercomputer Tianhe-1A, which features hybrid multicore CPU and GPU computing, achieves an optimized balance of computation and communication capabilities through a proprietary high-bandwidth, low-latency interconnect fabric. The authors' message-passing service, based on scalable user-level communication and offloaded operations for large-scale, low-latency collective communication... View full abstract»

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  • The Tofu Interconnect

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):21 - 31
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    The Tofu interconnect uses a 6D mesh/torus topology in which each cubic fragment of the network has the embeddability of a 3D torus graph, allowing users to run multiple topology-aware applications. This article describes the Tofu interconnect architecture, the Tofu network router, the Tofu network interface, and the Tofu barrier interface, and presents preliminary evaluation results. View full abstract»

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  • The IBM Blue Gene/Q Interconnection Fabric

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):32 - 43
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    This article describes the IBM Blue Gene/Q interconnection network and message unit. Blue Gene/Q is the third generation in the IBM Blue Gene line of massively parallel supercomputers and can be scaled to 20 petaflops and beyond. For better application scalability and performance, Blue Gene/Q has new routing algorithms and techniques to parallelize the injection and reception of packets in the net... View full abstract»

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  • Resource Management for Software-Defined Radio Clouds

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):44 - 53
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    Software-defined radio (SDR) clouds combine SDR concepts with cloud computing technology for designing and managing future base stations. They provide a scalable solution for the evolution of wireless communications. The authors focus on the resource management implications and propose a hierarchical approach for dynamically managing the real-time computing constraints of wireless communications s... View full abstract»

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  • Designing a Multicore and Multiprocessor Individual-Based Simulation Engine

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):54 - 65
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    This article describes the design of an individual-based simulation engine that can harness the full potential of modern general-purpose multicore and multiprocessor computers. This design aims to enable interactive simulations of highly dynamic multiagent systems in which entities can move, change, appear, disappear, and interact with one another and the user at any time. View full abstract»

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  • (Re)Designing Data-Centric Data Centers

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):66 - 70
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    A grand challenge facing computing today is to design future systems to efficiently manage and harvest useful insights from the growing amount of information. Emerging technology inflections provide a unique opportunity to address this challenge through novel redesign at both the hardware and software levels. View full abstract»

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  • The Range of Linus' Law

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 72
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    This column examines Linus' Law and its application to Wikipedia. View full abstract»

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