Low-Level SCI Protocols and Their Application to Flexible Switches

Wolfgang Obelöer, Gunther Lustig, Erik Maehle, Andreas C. Döring


The purpose of SCI is to provide a fast interconnection technology for up to thousands of components. This chapter discusses several aspects of the protocols used in SCI, especially regarding requirements and possibilities for their implementation in hardware. One motivation behind the SCI standardization effort was to enable SCI as interconnect for peripherals or memory subsystems. Therefore, we discuss how the protocols can be implemented efficiently and in a small chip area.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSCI: Scalable Coherent Interface: Architecture and Software for High-Performance Compute Clusters
EditorsHermann Hellwagner, Alexander Reinefeld
Number of pages19
Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date1999
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-66696-7
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-47048-9
Publication statusPublished - 1999


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