[Beowulf] DIMMnet-1 DIMM slot NIC?

Andrew Piskorski atp at piskorski.com
Sun Jul 25 22:33:33 EDT 2004


I remember folks on this list suggesting that plugging a high-speed
interconnect into the memory slots on a standard PC motherboard might
be a good design.  Well, seems that some Japanese researchers built a
prototype of exactly that, two years ago - 8 Gbps full-duplex, latency
around 100 ns:

"Low Latency Communication on DIMMnet-1 Network Interface Plugged into
a DIMM Slot"  http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=825996

Seems interesting.  Anyone know more?  Has anyone commercialized it?

-- 
Andrew Piskorski <atp at piskorski.com>
http://www.piskorski.com/
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