The Earth Simulator System

Please use the reference material indicated to answer the four questions below. Email me your answers to these questions prior to our class meeting on Monday, April 2.

  1. What architectural features of the Earth Simulator ensure a highly performant and highly efficient computer system?
    [The Earth Simulator System]

  2. Describe the crossbar-switch matrix used in the processor interconnection schema.
    [Textbook, page 692.]

  3. What are two levels of parallel programming paradigms within a processor node?
    [The Earth Simulator System]

  4. Briefly describe how to resolve the error occurrence rate problem in the interconnection network.
    [The Earth Simulator System]