[Beowulf] building Infiniband 4x cluster questions

Gilad Shainer Shainer at Mellanox.com
Sun Nov 13 23:52:03 EST 2011


There is some add latency due to the 66/64 new encoding, but overall latency is lower than QDR. MPI is below 1us.

Gilad


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Hi Gilad,

On 08/11/11 12:53, Gilad Shainer wrote:

> The latency numbers are more or less the same between the IB vendors 
> on SDR, DDR and QDR. Mellanox is the only vendor with FDR IB for now, 
> and with PCIe 3.0 latency are below 1us (RDMA much below...).

Is that for an MPI message ?  I'd heard that FDR might have higher latencies due to the coding changes that were happening - is this not the case ?

cheers,
Chris
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