Network RAM for Beowulf

Jakob Østergaard jakob at unthought.net
Sat Aug 25 16:39:59 EDT 2001


On Thu, Aug 16, 2001 at 02:52:23PM +0000, Mark Hahn wrote:
> > >    we as a group of four students are *also* thinking
> > > of implementing Network RAM for a beowulf cluster
> > > (assuming 100Mbps Ethernet ) whereby each node in the
> 
> I'm always puzzled why people want to keep trying this:
> have you considered the fairly breathtaking latency of 
> "sharing" pages over a net?  do you really have apps that can 
> tolerate that kind of latency?

What latency ?   ;)

I have 100 usec ping latencies on my network.  Bandwidth ~ 8-12 MB/sec

I have 8 ms seek latencies on my harddrives. Bandwidth ~ 12-16 MB/sec


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