Journal of Computer Science and Technology

, Volume 16, Issue 6, pp 522–530 | Cite as

BCL-3: A high performance basic communication protocol for commodity superserver DAWNING-3000

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This paper introduces the design and implementation of BCL-3, a high performance low-level communication software running on a cluster of SMPs (CLUMPS) called DAWNING-3000. BCL-3 provides flexible and sufficient functionality to fulfiil the communication requirements of fundamental system software developed for DAWNING-3000 while guaranteeing security, scalability, and reliability. Important features of BCL-3 are presented in the paper, including special support for SMP and heterogeneous network environment, semiuser-level communication, reliable and ordered data transfer and scalable flow control. The performance evaluation of BCL-3 over Myrinet is also given.


cluster communication system user-level communication scalable flow control CLUMPS 


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© Science Press, Beijing China and Allerton Press Inc. 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Computing TechnologyThe Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingP.R. China

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