The goal of the Trapeze project is to develop new techniques for high-speed communication and fast access to stored data in workstation clusters, and to demonstrate their use in prototypes of enhanced Unix systems. The platform for this work is a cluster of DEC/Compaq Alpha and Intel-based workstations linked by Myrinet and Alteon interconnects.
We also serve as a source of information and working code for other research groups using Myrinet. Our group has experience developing Myrinet firmware and TCP/IP-capable Myrinet drivers for Intel and Alpha-based systems. On this site you will find information about available drivers for Digital Unix and FreeBSD, the Trapeze firmware and messaging interface, I/O system performance of workstation platforms we have tested, hints on developing Myrinet firmware and drivers, and the status of ongoing work on the Global Memory Service (GMS) and Slice, a network memory and storage system layered on Trapeze/Myrinet.