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%T A PCI\-based Network Interface Controller for IEEE 1355 DS\-Links
%A Marcel Boosten, R. W. Dobinson, B. Martin, P. D. V. van der Stok
%E Peter H. Welch, André W. P. Bakkers
%B Proceedings of WoTUG\-21: Architectures, Languages and Patterns for Parallel and Distributed Applications
%X We have investigated the construction of a parallel computer
   using IEEE 1355 high\-throughput low\-latency DS link
   networks and high\-performance commodity processors running
   a standard operating system. In this context a DS Network
   Interface Controller (DSNIC) has been developed. The
   board\[rs]s hardware, controlled by FPGA firmware, together
   with the host software, provides a CSP based message passing
   interface between standard OS processes. This paper
   describes how the design and realisation of the DSNIC
   refleat our aim: low\-latency high\-throughput
   inter\-process communication. We show the benchmark results,
   their analysis, and suggest further performance gains that
   might be possible.

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