[Beowulf] torus versus (fat) tree topologies

Richard Walsh rbw at ahpcrc.org
Tue Nov 16 14:19:03 EST 2004


Ashley Pittman wrote:

>On Fri, 2004-11-12 at 17:51 -0500, Patrick Geoffray wrote:
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>>Going trough a crossbar cost about 100-150ns these days.
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>This isn't necessarily true, we reckon about 25ns on elan4.  This
>doesn't give you perfect latency scaling across very large networks but
>it's very close.
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>Ashley,
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Mmm ... from your 2003 Hot Chips presentation on Elan 4 I see 231 
nanos.  Which is right, or are we talking about two different things?

Regards,

rbw
AHPCRC
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