[Beowulf] Questions regarding interconnects

Patrick Geoffray patrick at myri.com
Fri Mar 25 15:32:47 EST 2005


Olli-Pekka Lehto wrote:
> What do you see as the key differentiating factors in the quality of an 
> MPI implementation? This far I have come up with the following:

Most of the time, the MPI implementation is not the factor driving 
performance, the underlaying hardware is.

> Are there any NICs on the market which utilize the 10GBase-CX4 standard 

Our next product, Myrinet 10G, speaks XAUI at the link level, and the 
copper version use a CX4 port. With the default firmware, it is a 
10GBase-CX4 NIC speaking Ethernet.

Patrick
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Patrick Geoffray
Myricom, Inc.
http://www.myri.com
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