Multiple interfaces message passing system for transputer network

Helnye Azaria, Yuval Elovici, Roger D Hersch

Microprocessing and Microprogramming 34 (1-5), 237-242, 1992

One of the most important factor that determine the performance of the parallel multiprocessor system is the establishment of an optimized communication system between the different tasks of an application running in distinct Processing Elements (PE) of a parallel processor array. The presented work suggests the use of a Multiple Interface Message Passing System (MIMPS) for a distributed transputer network, as an efficient solution to complex application requirements. The MIMPS is studied on a mesh topology network of 16 transputers T800. The MIMPC manages communication between application tasks through three interfaces. The application designer chooses the appropriate interface depending on the function of the task. A send/receive asynchronous interface (Interface I) handles efficiently server tasks like central facilities, data storage and access tasks and graphic servers, a synchronous send/receive …