[Beowulf] Live Implementation for Clusters
john.hearns at streamline-computing.com
Thu Mar 13 02:42:21 EDT 2008
On Wed, 2008-03-12 at 20:07 -0700, Ellis Wilson wrote:
> This sparked my LiveCD endeavor. Now, granted, using
> gigabit ethernet
> is a huge drawback
Hey, don't say that. We build and install clusters for customers every
day with gigabit ethernet as the main interconnect.
(And Infiniband; Infinipath; Myrinet; Quadrics or anything else your
budget will stretch to).
An enhancement you might like to think of is wiring any second on-board
gigabit ports to a dedicated switch for MPI traffic.
(See Beowulf passim for discussions on the merits of various switches)
People are using our gig ethernet connected clusters right now for
serious computational chemistry work all over the UK.
Senior HPC Engineer
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