[Beowulf] Vector coprocessors

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Thu Mar 16 21:23:24 EST 2006



Robert G. Brown wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Mar 2006, Joe Landman wrote:
> 
>> I think (WAG here) that Clearspeed wants people to design a socket 
>> onto motherboards for them.  Lowers the costs all around.
> 
> 
> Wouldn't the sane thing to do be just putting them on an HT interface?
> Eliminate the PCI interface altogether, provide symmetric access to e.g.
> processor and memory etc resources.

If you have a spare HT interface, yes.  If you have a "socket" on the MB 
you can to HT to that.  Or run it out the HTX connector.  This is not 
something that you want in the IO channel.

BTW:  Anyone know if Intel is considering doing HT?  Would be nice.



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