[Beowulf] 2.6.11 is out; with InfiBand support

Don Holmgren djholm at fnal.gov
Thu Mar 3 09:58:33 EST 2005


I was just quoted quantity 2 PCI-X HCA's (4x 2 port Mellanox) by a
reseller for $655 each.  Last Fall we purchased a large quantity of
PCI-E HCA's for considerably less than that unit price.

Supposedly the "memory free" PCI-E HCA's that use host memory, rather
than on-board sram, should move prices towards $100 sometime this
year - we'll see (landed on motherboard pricing at ~ $70, see
   http://www.mellanox.com/news/press/pr_030105.html)

Like other high performance network gear, it's tough to get
accurate pricing information without going out and getting quotes.

Don Holmgren



On Wed, 2 Mar 2005, Andrew Piskorski wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 06:09:09PM -0500, Mark Hahn wrote:
> > > Arima and Iwill have mobos with IB LOM (Landed on Motherboard).
> >
> > given the choice between a $150 pcie IB nic and having it onboard,
> > I'd choose the separate card.  I know the IB salesdroids always
>
> Except, a single PCI-X Infiniband card currently costs $1000 or so,
> right?  (That's for a 4x 2 port card, but Froogle does not seem to
> know of any cheaper cards.)
>
>   http://h30094.www3.hp.com/product.asp?sku=2603660&jumpid=ex_r2910_frooglesmb/accessories
>   http://www.costcentral.com/proddetail/HP_NC570C/376158B21/F35425/froogle/
>
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