Accession Number : ADA296744

Title :   Applications and Enabling Technology for NYNET Upstate Corridor.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Aug 93-Sep 94,

Corporate Author : SYRACUSE UNIV NY NORTHEAST PARALLEL ARCHITECTURES CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Hariri, Salim ; Fox, Geoffrey

PDF Url : ADA296744

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : Current advances in telecommunication and computing will have significant impact on the proliferation of high performance computing and communications (HPCC) applications. With these emerging technologies, it is feasible to run parallel and distributed applications across a high speed wide area network which was not possible a few years ago; the high latency and low bandwidth were the main bottlenecks for the wide area network based computing. This has lead to the deployment of several high speed networks across the country (eg. NYNET). In this report, we describe some of the HPCC applications and our experiences and lessons learned from running them over the NYNET testbed. NYNET is one of the first wide area. networks to use commercially available ATM switches and first to have an aggressive research plan to develop a wide range of large scale HPCC applications. The NYNET testbed covers all of New York State and part of Massachussets, and provides an interconnection between leading educational institutions, government laboratories and industrial labs. The main objectives of this project were to develop and demonstrate HPCC applications and evaluate current HPCC enabling technologies. We show the benefits that can be achieved from applying HPCC technologies to implement applications encountered in military (eg. multitarget tracker), industry (eg. financial modeling), scientific applications (eg. Electromagnetic scattering) and health care. Furthermore, we benchmark and evaluate several parallel and distributed platforms and software tools for developing such HPCC applications on NYNET.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, *WIDE AREA NETWORKS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, TEST BEDS, INDUSTRIES, LESSONS LEARNED, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, MODELS, NEW YORK, MULTIPLE TARGETS, PARALLEL PROCESSING, ELECTROMAGNETIC SCATTERING, PLANNING, TELECOMMUNICATIONS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, MEDICAL SERVICES, BANDWIDTH, FINANCE, SWITCHES, ELECTRONIC SWITCHING.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE