[Beowulf] Re: Beowulf digest, Vol 1 #1656 - 5 msgs

Steffen Persvold sp at scali.com
Fri Feb 6 03:52:50 EST 2004


Michael Gindonis wrote:
> On Wednesday 04 February 2004 19:02, beowulf-request at scyld.com wrote:
> 
>>From: Mark Hahn <hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca>
>>To: beowulf at beowulf.org
>>Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Experiences with MPI over LSI's Fusion-MPT chipset
>>
>>
>>>I noticed in the Linux kernel configuration that there is support for
>>>LSI's Fusion-MPT chipset. Also, it is possible to run MPI over this.
>>
>>huh?  afaikt, it's just another overly expensive, overly complicated hw
>>raid controller.  I guess there must be a market for this kind of
>>wrongheaded crap, but I really don't understand it.
> 
> 
> Hi Mark, 
> 
> When purchasing a cluster or cluster hardware, one can spend as little as 20 
> Euro ( ~30 CAD) per node on interconnects to more than 1000 Euro per node for 
> Myrinet or Scali.
> 

Michael,

I'm not entirely sure what you mean by "Scali" here. Scali is a _software_ vendor and our MPI can use all of the interconnects that are popular within HPC today (GbE, Myrinet, 
InfiniBand and SCI).

Best regards,
-- 
Steffen Persvold
Senior Software Engineer
mob. +47 92 48 45 11
tel. +47 22 62 89 50
fax. +47 22 62 89 51

Scali - http://www.scali.com
High Performance Clustering

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