[Beowulf] Your thoughts on use of NUMA-based systems in clusters?

Craig Tierney 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:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_System_Interface

Craig
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