[Beowulf] interconnect and compiler ?

Toon Knapen toon.knapen at gmail.com
Thu Jan 29 11:44:27 EST 2009


Mark Hahn wrote:
> well, do you count 10GE in general?  I would think you should, since 
> although 10GE+OpenMP isn't _that_ competitive with IB/quadrics or even 
> myriMX, it's still very fast.  

Actually forgot about just plain 10GE. Any comparisons available on 10GE 
vs. Infiniband vs. Myri ?


> 
> IB is, of course, mainly just Mellanox, though Qlogic still has a finger
> in the pie.  (just NICs, though, right?  AFAIKT Qlogic's switches are built
> from Mellanox chips like all the rest...)
> 

In your experience, why is IB mainly Melanox and not verari or voltaire?

thanks,

toon
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