RapidIO as a multi-purpose interconnect

Simaolhoda Baymani, Konstantinos Alexopoulos, Sébastien Valat

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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 (DAQ) 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 DAQ 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number082007
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number8
StatePublished - Nov 23 2017
Event22nd International Conference on Computing in High Energy and Nuclear Physics, CHEP 2016 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Oct 10 2016Oct 14 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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