SPIDER: flexible and efficient communication support for point-to-point distributed systems

James Dolter, Stuart Daniel, Ashish Mehra, Jennifer Rexford, Wu chang Feng, Kang Shin

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Abstract

SPIDER is a network adapter that provides scalable communication support for point-to-point distributed systems. The device exports an efficient interface to the host processor, provides transparent support for dependable, time-constrained communication, and handles packet routing and switching. The communication support provided by SPIDER exploits concurrency between the independent data channels feeding the point-to-point network, and offers flexible and transparent hardware mechanisms. SPIDER allows the host to exercise fine-grain control over its operation, enabling the latter to monitor and influence data transmission and reception efficiently. In the current implementation, SPIDER interfaces to the Ironics IV-3207, a VMEbus-based 68040 card and will be controlled by x-kernel, a communication executive allowing the flexible composition of communication protocols.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages574-580
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1994 IEEE 14th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems - Poznan, Pol
Duration: Jun 21 1994Jun 24 1994

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1994 IEEE 14th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems
CityPoznan, Pol
Period6/21/946/24/94

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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