[Beowulf] Correct Units for quoting Interconnect Bandwidth ?

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pathscale.com
Wed Jun 2 16:33:52 EDT 2004


On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 03:46:33PM +0100, john.brookes at quadrics.com wrote:

> The point is that Pallas are wrong to quote Mebibytes under the
> heading 'MBytes/s'. Mebi is an SI standard prefix with the
> abbreviation 'Mi', so they should either have 'MiBytes/s' or
> actually quote MBytes/s. Just an oversight, I assume.

Or maybe they disagree with SI. I come from a field, Astronomy, where
we always do things the wrong way. Why should it be any different here?

The most stunning thing to me is that the people who think they're
correct assume that everyone should agree with them.

If we want to rag on people for being wrong, we should slag the
Infiniband people.

-- greg

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