Memory Management in a combined VIA/SCI Hardware

  • Mario Trams
  • Wolfgang Rehm
  • Daniel Balkanski
  • Stanislav Simeonov
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1800)


In this document we make a brief review of memory management and DMA considerations in case of common SCI hardware and the Virtual Interface Architecture. On this basis we expose our ideas for an improved memory management of a hardware combining the positive characteristics of both basic technologies in order to get one completely new design rather than simply adding one to the other. The described memory management concept provides the opportunity of a real zero-copy transfer for Send-Receive operations by keeping full flexibility and efficiency of a nodes’ local memory management system. From the resulting hardware we expect a very good system throughput for message passing applications even if they are using a wide range of message sizes.


Shared Memory Address Space Memory Management Message Size Remote Node 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Trams
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Rehm
    • 1
  • Daniel Balkanski
    • 1
  • Stanislav Simeonov
    • 1
  1. 1.Fakultät für InformatikTechnische Universität ChemnitzChemnitzGermany

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