Any news on Infiniband ?

Anthony Skjellum tony at mpi-softtech.com
Wed Feb 26 12:50:58 EST 2003


Hi, we have 8.7us for zero byte messages in our MPI/Pro library.  I've
heard a rumor that OSU is claiming 7.5 for their experimental MPI.

We've seen bandwidths of over 820Mbyte/s with Mellanox gear on page
aligned data, with SWGC chipset, but not at 128 byte size transfers.

-Tony

On Wed, 26 Feb 2003 pascal.deveze at bull.net wrote:

> I'd like to get recent information on that new interconnect technology.
>
> I know that information can be found on different sites :
>
> http://infiniband.sourceforge.net
> http://www.mellanox.com/technology/whitepapers.html
>
> But, I cannot see recent news and forecast. I'd like to know if
> optimisations of hardware and software are planned and what are the
> goals in term of :
>
> - Bandwidth : My last information is that current maximum is about 800 MBytes/s
>                     for message size of 128 KBytes
>
> - Latency (message of 0 0byte) : My last information is that current minimum
>                  is about 20 micros.
>
> - Milestone for optimisations. I do not have any information.
>
> - Hardware / Software optimizations: I do not have any information
>
>
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