[Beowulf] Re: torus versus (fat) tree topologies
sp at scali.com
Sun Nov 21 12:44:28 EST 2004
On Sun, 2004-11-21 at 10:45 -0700, Craig Tierney wrote:
> I don't have exact pricing for Infiniband but I wouldn't pay
> more than $1000 per port for a complete system (card/cables/switches)
> for a large system (requiring more than 1 switch). If vendor
> A won't do it, just go ask vendor B.
Which is one of the nice things about InfiniBand, industry standard;
more vendors more competition.
Don't get me wrong, personally I like all the other interconnects also
for their respective technological advantages.
We should also begin to see multiple RNIC (RDMA over Ethernet) vendors
in the HPTC interconnect market very soon.
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