Oct 10 – 14, 2016
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
America/Los_Angeles timezone

RapidIO as a multi-purpose interconnect

Oct 11, 2016, 2:00 PM
Sierra B (San Francisco Mariott Marquis)

Sierra B

San Francisco Mariott Marquis

Oral Track 6: Infrastructures Track 6: Infrastructures


Simaolhoda Baymani (CERN)


RapidIO (http://rapidio.org/) technology is a packet-switched high-performance fabric, which has been under active development since 1997. Originally meant to be a front side bus, it developed into a system level interconnect which is today used in all 4G/LTE base stations world wide. RapidIO is often used in embedded systems that require high reliability, low latency and scalability in a heterogeneous environment - features that are highly interesting for several use cases, such as data analytics and data acquisition networks.

We will present the results of evaluating RapidIO in a Data Analytics environment, from setup to benchmark. Specifically, we will share the experience of running ROOT and Hadoop on top of RapidIO.

To demonstrate the multi-purpose characteristics of RapidIO, we will also present the results of investigating RapidIO as a technology for high-speed Data Acquisition networks using a generic multi-protocol event-building emulation tool.

In addition we will present lessons learned from implementing native ports of CERN applications to RapidIO.

Primary Keyword (Mandatory) High performance computing
Secondary Keyword (Optional) DAQ

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