Merlin Components for Real-Time, Fault-Tolerant, Distributed Computing

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$69,787.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
22608
Agency Tracking Number:
22608
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4126 Linden Avenue, Suite, 100, Dayton, OH, 45432
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
George J. Valentino
(513) 252-5601
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
SYSTRAN proposes research into a new approach to very high-speed, heterogenous computer interconnection environments. This memory-based interconnection system would be able to provide extremely high-performance in distributed multicomputer environments which are directly applicable to the National Critical Technologies Information and Communications subtopic: 'high-performance computing and networking.' While other fast-link interconnection systems remain burdened by protocol overhead, MERLIN (MEmory Routed, Logical Interconnection Network) achieves rapid response and reconfiguration through memory-based interconnections. The memory-based approach discussed in this proposal achieves its very high performance by absolutely minimizing the overhead due to protocol handling and by permitting a two-level overlap of computation and communication. This technique will provide optimal performance for intertask communication in distributed multicomputer systems, particularly where real-time or parallel computing capability is required.

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