Clos network


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Clos network

(networking)
A type of network topology that can connect N inputs to N outputs with less that N^2 crosspoint switches.
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Other topics include spatial memory streaming, architectural semantics for practical transactional memory, a low-power architecture for software radio, MLP-aware cache replacement, and the BlackWidow high-radix Clos network.
A standalone 256-host full-bisection Clos network has a list price of only $312 per host port, and will simplify and reduce the cost of the installation of Myrinet clusters of this size.
When configured in a three-stage Clos network, the space switch can deliver in excess of 30Tb/s.
For more details, view Broadcom's white paper, " Engineered Elephant Flows for Boosting Application Performance in Large Scale CLOS Networks.
The 'Subnet Manager' - the software responsible for pre-calculating traffic paths within a subnet, - is currently limited to dealing with simple, regular topologies (such as Clos networks or hypercubes).