15.00 - 15.10 - The BYNET - Teradata Database

Teradata Database Introduction to Teradata

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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.