[Beowulf] Re: Beowulf Digest, Vol 13, Issue 4

Maurice Hilarius maurice at harddata.com
Fri Mar 4 02:56:46 EST 2005


Andrew Piskorski  <atp at piskorski.com> wrote:

>From: Andrew Piskorski <atp at piskorski.com>
>Subject: Re: [Beowulf] 2.6.11 is out; with InfiBand support
>  
>
>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.)
>  
>

New "name brand" ( sorry, it's under NDA)  "Memory Free" cards will be 
selling for under $400 for PCI Express 4X, and under $600 for PCI 
Express 8X.
Availability Q2 for production quantities.

Still a lot more expensive than Myrinet, and Myri have their own 
surprises to reveal in that time frame as well.

It's a great time for cluster computing:

Opteron Rev E
nForce4
dual core Opterons
S-ATA2
SAS
Economical 10Gb interconnects.

Wow.


With our best regards,

Maurice W. Hilarius        Telephone: 01-780-456-9771
Hard Data Ltd.  FAX:       01-780-456-9772
11060 - 166 Avenue         email:maurice at harddata.com
Edmonton, AB, Canada       http://www.harddata.com/
   T5X 1Y3

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