April 3, 2014

insideHPC Performance Guru Looks at Nvidia’s New NVLink

Bill D'Amico"For NVLink to have its highest value it must function properly with unified memory. That means that the Memory Management Units in the CPUs have to be aware of NVLink DMA operations and update appropriate VM structures. The operating system needs to know when memory pages have been altered via NVLink DMA - and this can’t be solely the responsibility of the drivers. Tool developers also need to know details so that MPI or other communications protocols can make use of the new interconnect."

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