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Technical Reports

Unread postby GL1zdA » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:18 am

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Re: Technical Reports

Unread postby SAQ » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:02 pm

Here's a good one on RealityEngine:
http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/do ... 1&type=pdf

I've got a good one on the design decisions behind the Origin3000, but I'll need to drag out the reference.
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Re: Technical Reports

Unread postby PymbleSoftware » Sun Mar 06, 2011 2:48 pm

SAQ wrote:Here's a good one on RealityEngine:
http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/do ... 1&type=pdf

I've got a good one on the design decisions behind the Origin3000, but I'll need to drag out the reference.


I downloaded the PDF and tried to upload it to the wiki but PDF is not an accepted file type (unless nekonoko wants to allow PDF) so I added a link to the Reality Engine page in the wiki:

http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/Reality_Engine

I might put the others in the see also sections in other parts of the wiki as well... or someone else could do it.

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Re: Technical Reports

Unread postby nekonoko » Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:35 pm

PymbleSoftware wrote:I downloaded the PDF and tried to upload it to the wiki but PDF is not an accepted file type (unless nekonoko wants to allow PDF) so I added a link to the Reality Engine page in the wik


Looks like that is straightened out now - PDFs and other popular document types can now be uploaded to the wiki.
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Re: Technical Reports

Unread postby PymbleSoftware » Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:47 pm

nekonoko wrote:
PymbleSoftware wrote:I downloaded the PDF and tried to upload it to the wiki but PDF is not an accepted file type (unless nekonoko wants to allow PDF) so I added a link to the Reality Engine page in the wik


Looks like that is straightened out now - PDFs and other popular document types can now be uploaded to the wiki.



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Re: Technical Reports

Unread postby GL1zdA » Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:01 am

Thanks - if anyone can recommend any papers from ACM or IEEE - my university has a subscription, but since I will get my degree soon I won't be able to access it anymore. I downloaded some papers already (mostly by searching for names like "Origin", "Onyx" or "Altix") but maybe I missed something important.
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Re: Technical Reports

Unread postby SAQ » Thu Mar 24, 2011 10:02 pm

Here's the Origin 3000 one - it's really on NUMAflex, but it's by John Mashey and is pretty interesting.

http://homepages.cwi.nl/~robertl/mash/numaflex

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Re: Technical Reports

Unread postby skywriter » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:50 am

There was plenty of DASH info on Archie in the 90's when I read it. Alas.... Where has it all gone.
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Re: Technical Reports

Unread postby GL1zdA » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:41 am

SAQ wrote:Do you have access to any of the write-ups on Stanford DASH?

You mean this: The Stanford DASH multiprocessor? This one is freely available, I will have to ask a friend to browse the ACM/IEEE papers, because my university already revoked my access (graduated today).
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Re: Technical Reports

Unread postby GL1zdA » Tue Jan 05, 2016 2:48 am

Not sure if this has been posted before, but I've just found the OCTANE Technical Report.
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Re: Technical Reports

Unread postby vishnu » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:50 pm

GL1zdA wrote:Not sure if this has been posted before, but I've just found the OCTANE Technical Report.

I had not seen that before, thanks for tracking it down, very well worth a read, it fleshed out a lot of details I'd always wondered about... :mrgreen:
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Re: Technical Reports

Unread postby GL1zdA » Thu Jan 07, 2016 12:22 am

One funny thing I've found in chapter 2:
In addition, the OCTANE system incorporates the industry standard 72-pin DIMM connector pinout, allowing the user to add off-the-shelf memory devices.

It seems the Octane was designed to use standard DIMMs, but then greed prevailed and we've got proprietary DIMMs. I also think they meant 72-bit DIMMs (64-bit + parity), standard SDRAM DIMMs had 168 pins (unless they wanted 72-pin SO-DIMMs).
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Re: Technical Reports

Unread postby Kumba » Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:52 am

If you Google for the right search terms, you'll find the BRIDGE, XBRIDGE, and XBOW manuals. Apparently been sitting out there on a NetBSD dev's site since 2009.
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Re: Technical Reports

Unread postby jan-jaap » Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:45 pm


Also to be found here: https://web.archive.org/web/20060107172 ... lanTR.html

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Re: Technical Reports

Unread postby josehill » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:06 am

Thanks, jan-jaap!


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