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 +====== Cluster Computing ======
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 +Once upon a time, I developed the [[http://​www.ece.cmu.edu/​~jhoe/​StarT-X | StarT-X]] and [[http://​www.ece.cmu.edu/​~jhoe/​StarT-Jr | StarT-Jr]] parallel systems. In 1998, a [[http://​mitgcm.org/​~cnh/​ISA/​hyades/​ | Hyades StarT-X Cluster]] with 32 400MHz Pentium-II Xeon processors was delivered to MIT's Earth Atmosphere and Planetary Science Department. ​ For several years, the cluster was their primary facility for running MITgcmUV (a general circulation model for climate simulation) in research and courses.
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 +  *  **A Personal Supercomputer for Climate Research**. James C. Hoe, Chris Hill and Alistair Adcroft. ​ Supercomputing Conference (SC), November 1999. ([[http://​www.ece.cmu.edu/​~jhoe/​distribution/​mit/​csgmemo/​memo-425.pdf |pdf]])
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 +  * **MPI-StarT:​ Delivering Network Performance to Numerical Applications**. Parry Husbands and James C. Hoe.  Supercomputing Conference (SC), November 1998. SC'98 Best Architecture Paper. ([[http://​www.ece.cmu.edu/​~jhoe/​distribution/​mit/​sc98/​ |html]])
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 +  * **StarT-X: A One-Man-Year Exercise in Network Interface Engineering**. James C. Hoe.  Hot Interconnects VI, August 1998. ([[http://​www.ece.cmu.edu/​~jhoe/​distribution/​mit/​csgmemo/​memo-406.pdf |pdf]])
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 +  * **StarT-JR: A Parallel System from Commodity Technology**. James C. Hoe and Mike Ehrlich. Transputer/​Occam International Conference, November 1996.  ([[http://​www.ece.cmu.edu/​~jhoe/​distribution/​mit/​csgmemo/​memo-384.pdf |pdf]])
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 +  * ** StarT-NG: Delivering Seamless Parallel Computing**. Derek Chiou, Boon S. Ang, Arvind, Michael J. Beckerle, Andy Boughton, Robert Greiner, James E. Hicks and James C. Hoe.  Euro-Par, August 1995. ([[http://​www.ece.cmu.edu/​~jhoe/​distribution/​mit/​csgmemo/​memo-371.pdf |pdf]])
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 +  * **Network Interface for Message Passing Parallel Computation on a Workstation Cluster**. James C. Hoe. Hot Interconnects II, August 1994. ([[http://​www.ece.cmu.edu/​~jhoe/​distribution/​mit/​hotint94.pdf |pdf]])
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 +===== Images =====
 +==== A StarT-X PCI NIU Card  ====
 +{{http://​www.ece.cmu.edu/​~jhoe/​StarT-X/​images/​board.jpg?​200}}
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 +====MIT EAPS Hyades Cluster of 16 2-way x86 nodes ====
 +{{http://​www.ece.cmu.edu/​~jhoe/​StarT-X/​images/​hyades.jpg?​200}}
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 +====MIT LCS Xolas Cluster of 9 SUN E5000 SMP's with 8 processors each ====
 +{{http://​www.ece.cmu.edu/​~jhoe/​StarT-X/​images/​xolas.jpg?​200}}
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 +====Two StarT-X Cards in a SUN Enterprise PCI I/O Board====
 +{{http://​www.ece.cmu.edu/​~jhoe/​StarT-X/​images/​tray.jpg?​200}}
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 +====Arctic cables (gray ribbons about $100 each) exiting the back panel of a SUN E5000 with 4 StarT-X cards ====
 +{{http://​www.ece.cmu.edu/​~jhoe/​StarT-X/​images/​rear.jpg?​200}}
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 +====Four Arctic Test Boards (a 4-way switch)====
 +{{http://​www.ece.cmu.edu/​~jhoe/​StarT-X/​images/​arctic.jpg?​200}}
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 +====Production Arctic Switch (populated for 32 endpoints)====
 +{{http://​www.ece.cmu.edu/​~jhoe/​StarT-X/​images/​arctic2.jpg?​200}}
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