[Beowulf] anyone using 10gbaseT?

Mikhail Kuzminsky kus at free.net
Thu Feb 22 14:07:12 EST 2007


In message from Thomas H Dr Pierce <TPierce at rohmhaas.com> (Wed, 21 Feb 
2007 09:06:16 -0500):
>Hello,
>I have been using the MYRICOM 10Gb card in my NFS server (head node) 
> for the Beowulf cluster. And it works well.  I have a inexpensive
> 3Com switch (3870) with 48 1Gb ports   that has a 10Gb port in it and > I connect the NFS server to that port. The switch does have small 
> fans in it. 
> ...
> My internal cluster 
>benchmarks ( 
>parallel Quantum mechanics programs ) improved by about 20% with disk 
>backups improving by 60%. 
Could you pls clarify - what are quantum-mechanical programs you used 
(and may be typical calculation methods used) ? Are they bound by disk 
I/O ?

Yours
Mikhail Kuzminsky
Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry
Moscow

>Sincerely,
>   Tom Pierce
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