[Beowulf] shared memory versus MPI and bootless boot

Daniel Kidger daniel.kidger at clearspeed.com
Wed Jul 5 03:11:08 EDT 2006


Geoff Jacobs wrote:
>Jim Lux wrote:
>> Heh, heh, heh..
>> I have a box of Artisoft 2Mbps NICs out in the garage.
>> Or, maybe, some of those NE1000 coax adapters.  I have lots of old coax,
>> a bag full of connectors, a crimper, and I'm not afraid to use them.
>> 
>> Hey, it's only to boot.
>Save the connectors for important things, like oscilliscopes. Everyone
>knows the most entertaining way to wire 10base2 is with vampire taps.

Hehe.

I too have plenty of thin Ethernet bits at home - however rather than waste
then on oscilloscope probes et al. more fun is to use the T-pieces as a
construction toy. What is the best model you can make with a dozen of them?
:-)

Daniel


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