[Beowulf] thunderbolt?

Geoff Galitz geoff at galitz.org
Fri Feb 25 01:25:14 EST 2011


> anyone have non-vapid info about thunderbolt?
> I can't really figure it out - it appears to be somewhat dumbed down
> (not even as network-like as USB).  is the advantage that it's
> supposed to be cheap (compared to 10G ethernet, I suppose)?
> or cooler (10GT is down to <10W, isn't it?)


Still mostly overview, but some info is here:

http://www.intel.com/technology/io/thunderbolt/325136-001US_secured.pdf
http://www.intel.com/technology/io/thunderbolt/index.htm

Looking around at the info on the web, it seems some data is still 
inconsistent.  It appears that support for optics was announced, and then 
delayed according to EETimes.

http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-news/4213501/Ten-things-to-know-about-Thunderbolt

It appears they are keeping some details under wraps for some reason.











 

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