32-port gigabit switch

Eray Ozkural exa at ttnet.net.tr
Thu Mar 6 16:40:45 EST 2003


Hi Mark!

On Thursday 06 March 2003 21:55, Mark Hahn wrote:
>
> take 64 nodes, think of them as an 8x8 grid.
> take 16 switches, think of them as 8 "row" switches and 8 "col" switches.

Excuse me, is that 16 16-port switches? Wouldn't that cost a little too much?

I've been thinking about novel static and dynamic networks for Beowulf 
systems, so I have a genuine interest in new architectures. A fat "dynamic" 
tree sounds like a nice idea.

I'm not sure if your proposition is sensible, though. Surely, I agree that the 
"really cool switch" solutions are becoming too expensive....

Cheers,

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