Design choices in the SHRIMP system

Matthias A. Blumrich, Margaret Martonosi, Robert A. Shillner, Richard D. Alpert, Yuqun Chen, Douglas W. Clark, Stefanos N. Damianakis, Cezary Dubnicki, Edward W. Felten, Liviu Iftode, Kai Li
1998 SIGARCH Computer Architecture News  
The SHRIMP cluster-computing system has progressed to a point of relative maturity; a variety of applications are running on a 16-node system. We have enough experience to understand what we did right and wrong in designing and building the system. In this paper we discuss some of the lessons we learned about computer architecture, and about the challenges involved in building a signi cant working system in an academic research environment. We evaluate signi cant design choices by modifying the
more » ... network interface rmware and the system software in order to empirically compare our design to other approaches.
doi:10.1145/279361.279402 fatcat:gpeiabkhezayfp5mi3fyr2pdsu