15.00 - 15.10 - The BYNET - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Introduction to Teradata

Product
Teradata Database
Release Number
15.00
15.10
Content Type
User Guide
Publication ID
B035-1091-151K
Language
English (United States)
Last Update
2018-09-25

At the most elementary level, you can look at the BYNET as a switched fabric that loosely couples all the SMP nodes in a multinode system. But the BYNET has capabilities that range far beyond those of a simple system bus.

The BYNET possesses high-speed logic that provides bi-directional broadcast, multicast, and point-to-point communication and merge functions.

A multinode system has at least two BYNETs. This creates a fault-tolerant environment and enhances interprocessor communication. Load-balancing software optimizes transmission of messages over the BYNETs. If one BYNET should fail, the second can handle the traffic.