[Beowulf] dual-core benefits?

federica.pisani at quadrics.com federica.pisani at quadrics.com
Fri Sep 23 04:24:34 EDT 2005


indeed, for a 16-way (switch, cards, cables), Quadrics would be around $ 1,500, for an 8-way about $1,300 (again all hardware included).

Federica Pisani

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-----Original Message-----
From: Robert G. Brown [mailto:rgb at phy.duke.edu]
Sent: 22 September 2005 18:53
To: Tahir Malas
Cc: beowulf at beowulf.org
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] dual-core benefits?


If you are bottlenecked at the network, consider e.g. Myrinet, SCI,
infiniband.  Most of the high end networks will cost order of $1000-1500
per node (IIRC) which works out just about right on the get 10 nodes
with the high end networks instead of 16 without.  


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