SCI: Scalable Coherent Interface

Architecture and Software for High-Performance Compute Clusters

  • Hermann Hellwagner
  • Alexander Reinefeld

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1734)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. SCI and Competitive Interconnects for Cluster Computing

    1. Hermann Hellwagner, Alexander Reinefeld
      Pages 1-2
    2. Hermann Hellwagner
      Pages 3-37
    3. Christian Kurmann, Thomas Stricker
      Pages 39-68
    4. Hermann Hellwagner, Alexander Reinefeld
      Pages 69-70
  3. SCI Hardware

    1. Marius Christian Liaaen, Hugo Kohmann
      Pages 71-87
    2. Georg Acher, Wolfgang Karl, Markus Leberecht
      Pages 89-101
    3. Hermann Hellwagner, Alexander Reinefeld
      Pages 103-104
  4. Interconnection Networks with SCI

    1. Andreas C. Döring, Wolfgang Obelöer, Gunther Lustig, Erik Maehle
      Pages 105-123
    2. Harald Richter, Richard Kleber, Matthias Ohlenroth
      Pages 125-149
    3. Geir Horn
      Pages 151-166
    4. Håkon Bugge, Knut Omang
      Pages 167-175
    5. Hermann Hellwagner, Alexander Reinefeld
      Pages 177-178
  5. Device Driver Software and Low-Level APIs

    1. Roger Butenuth, Hans-Ulrich Heiss
      Pages 179-190
    2. Volker Lindenstruth, David B. Gustavson
      Pages 191-205
    3. Hermann Hellwagner, Alexander Reinefeld
      Pages 207-208
  6. Message Passing Libraries

    1. Hermann Hellwagner, Josef Weidendorfer
      Pages 209-229
    2. Hüseyin Taskin, Roger Butenuth
      Pages 231-237
    3. Markus Fischer, Alexander Reinefeld
      Pages 239-248
    4. L. P. Huse, K. Omang, H. Bugge, H. Ry, A. T. Haugsdal, E. Rustad
      Pages 249-261
    5. Hermann Hellwagner, Alexander Reinefeld
      Pages 263-265
  7. Shared Memory Programming Models and Runtime Mechanisms

    1. Max Ibel, Michael Schmitt, Klaus Schauser, Anurag Acharya
      Pages 267-280
    2. Marcus Dormanns, Karsten Scholtyssik, Thomas Bemmerl
      Pages 281-290
    3. P. T. Koch, J. S. Hansen, E. Cecchet, X. Rousset de Pina
      Pages 313-331
    4. Thierry Priol, Christophe René, Guillaume Alléon
      Pages 333-348
    5. Hermann Hellwagner, Alexander Reinefeld
      Pages 365-366
  8. Benchmark Results and Application Experiences

    1. Jens Simon, Alexander Reinefeld, Oliver Heinz
      Pages 367-381
    2. A. Belias, A. Bogaerts, D. Botterill, J. Dawson, E. Denes, F. Giacomini et al.
      Pages 397-414
    3. Hermann Hellwagner, Alexander Reinefeld
      Pages 415-415
  9. Tools for SCI Clusters

    1. Wolfgang Karl, Markus Leberecht, Michael Oberhuber
      Pages 417-432
    2. Matthias Maier-Stahel, Roger Butenuth, Hans-Ulrich Heiss
      Pages 433-441
    3. Matthias Brune, Axel Keller, Alexander Reinefeld
      Pages 443-461
    4. Hermann Hellwagner, Alexander Reinefeld
      Pages 463-463
  10. Perspectives

    1. David B. Gustavson
      Pages 465-480
  11. Back Matter

About this book


Scalable Coherent Interface (SCI) is an innovative interconnect standard (ANSI/IEEE Std 1596-1992) addressing the high-performance computing and networking domain. This book describes in depth one specific application of SCI: its use as a high-speed interconnection network (often called a system area network, SAN) for compute clusters built from commodity workstation nodes. The editors and authors, coming from both academia and industry, have been instrumental in the SCI standardization process, the development and deployment of SCI adapter cards, switches, fully integrated clusters, and software systems, and are closely involved in various research projects on this important interconnect. This thoroughly cross-reviewed state-of-the-art survey covers the complete hardware/software spectrum of SCI clusters, from the major concepts of SCI, through SCI hardware, networking, and low-level software issues, various programming models and environments, up to tools and application experiences.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hermann Hellwagner
    • 1
  • Alexander Reinefeld
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Business Informatics & Application Systems, Department of Information TechnologyUniversity KlagenfurtAustria
  2. 2.Zuse Institute Berlin 

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-66696-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-47048-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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