[Beowulf] Roadrunner picture

Scott Atchley atchley at myri.com
Wed Jul 16 21:09:31 EDT 2008


On Jul 16, 2008, at 6:50 PM, John Hearns wrote:

> On Wed, 2008-07-16 at 23:29 +0100, John Hearns wrote:
>
>> To answer your question more directly, Panasas is a storage cluster  
>> to
>> complement your compute cluster. Each storage blade is connected  
>> into a
>> shelf (chassis) with an internal ethernet network. Each shelf is then
>> connected to your ethernet switch with at least 4Gbps of bandwidth.
>
> Before I damn Panasas with faint praise, there is an option for higher
> bandwidth connectivity which I'd hazard a guess is in use here.
> And remember that's the connectivity to each one of the chassis -  
> not to
> the system as a whole.


They do. Here is more info:

http://www.byteandswitch.com/document.asp?doc_id=155938&WT.svl=news1_2

Scott
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