[Beowulf] Ethernet break through?

Peter St. John peter.st.john at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 15:38:28 EDT 2007


Gaming driving supercomputing still makes me feel funny (but then, Ken
Thompson and Belle so...). But I'm picturing ganglionic head nodes with
KillerNic and playstations for compute nodes...
Peter


On 4/3/07, Greg Lindahl <greg.lindahl at qlogic.com> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Apr 03, 2007 at 02:26:17PM -0400, Kyle Spaans wrote:
>
> > On a related, yet more serious note:
> > Would something like this:
> > http://www.killernic.com/KillerNic/
> > Be applicable to beowulf?
>
> Now that's weird:
>
> * it's an offload engine
> * it claims to "lower your ping" i.e. help short messages
> * it claims to let you play while downloading torrents
>
> #2 is hard, #3 is harder, as traffic shaping isn't very effective
> against torrents.
>
> -- greg
>
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