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A highly-scalable parallel processing computer system architecture is described. The parallel processing system comprises a plurality of compute nodes for executing applications, a plurality of I/O nodes, each communicatively coupled to a plurality of storage resources, and an interconnect fabric providing communication between any of the compute nodes and any of the I/O nodes. The interconnect fabric comprises a network for connecting the compute nodes and the I/O nodes, the network comprising a plurality of switch nodes arranged into more than g(log

b

N) switch node stages, wherein b is a total number of switch node input/output ports, and g(x) indicates a ceiling function providing the smallest integer not less than the argument x, the switch node stages thereby providing a plurality of paths between any network input port and network output port.

Title
Highly-scalable parallel processing computer system architecture
Application Number
9/20198
Publication Number
6247077 (B1)
Application Date
February 6, 1998
Publication Date
June 12, 2001
Inventor
Alan P Adamson
San Diego
CA, US
Michael W Meyer
Encinitas
CA, US
Kit M Chow
Carlsbad
CA, US
P Keith Muller
San Diego
CA, US
Agent
Gates & Cooper
US
Assignee
NCR Corporation
OH, US
IPC
G06F 13/12
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