[Beowulf] help on building Beowulf

Tom Crockett twcroc at wm.edu
Tue Nov 20 13:46:04 EST 2007


>> Myrinet maybe cheap but in low reliability.

That has not been our experience.  We have been running Myrinet (a couple of different generations) for over six years on about 80 hosts, in a facility with poor environmentals (power, cooling, humidity), and have lost only one switch port and one NIC in all that time.  That seems about as reliable as anything you're likely to find.

Tom Crockett

Manager of High Performance Computing
College of William and Mary
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