more on structural models for clusters

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Thu Oct 2 19:08:39 EDT 2003


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On Thu, 2 Oct 2003 08:36 am, Jim Lux wrote:

> Imagine you had something like a geodesic dome with a microprocessor at
> each vertex that wanted to compute the loads for that vertex, communicating
> only with the adjacent vertices...

The nearest I can remember to something like that (which sounds like an 
excellent idea) was for a fault tolerant model built around processors 
connected in a grid where each monitored the neighbours and if one was seen 
to go bad it could be sent a kill signal and the grid would logically reform 
without that processor.

I think I read it in New Scientist between 1-4 years ago, but this abstract 
from the IEEE Transactions on Computers sounds similar (you've got to pay for 
the full article apparently):

	http://csdl.computer.org/comp/trans/tc/1988/11/t1414abs.htm

A Multiple Fault-Tolerant Processor Network Architecture for Pipeline 
Computing

Good luck!
Chris
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