[Beowulf] "dual" Quad solution from Tyan
karsten.petersen at megware.com
Tue Feb 28 08:39:42 EST 2006
Mark Hahn schrieb:
>> Not quite, this would make no use of two HT channels. Its like
>> | | \/|
>> | | /\|
>> (The two leftmost CPUs need their third HT to connect the two
> are you sure about that (ie, inspected the traces, or the HT
> routing tables)?
Well, as far as the traces are visible they show above connections.
And the Tyan documentation contains a drawing:
(Page 17 of 56)
But be aware, there are other Tyan docs which contain a wrong drawing.
(With a fourth vertical link between nodes 5 and 6. This is not
possible with the limit of three HT links of an Opteron.)
I have not looked at the HT routing tables, how is this possible?
Do you know some program to display them?
> by your logic, for instance, a plain 4x would have one
> cross-link (and I don't think they do.)
The plain 4x boards I know have a simple ring layout without diagonal
links. (Well, 8 of the 12 available HT links are already in use for the
ring and one or two must go to the chipset(s)...)
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