[Beowulf] Your thoughts on use of NUMA-based systems in clusters?
ctierney at hypermall.net
Thu Sep 21 11:20:39 EDT 2006
Clements, Brent M (SAIC) wrote:
> Out of my own curiosity, would those of you that have delt with
> current/next generation intel based NUMA systems give me your opinions
> on why/why not you would buy or use them as a cluster node.
> I'm looking for primarily technical opinions.
To which NUMA systems are you referring? Are you talking about
SGI Altix systems? Intel's NUMA-like solution for both ia64 and
x86-64, Common System Interface (CSI), to compete with hyper-transport
has been rumored to be delayed until 2009.
If anyone has seen CSI in the wild, I doubt they could mention it.
Wikipedia has a small blurb on it:
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