Beowulf: A theorical approach

Christoph Wasshuber wasshub at
Mon Jun 26 06:18:16 PDT 2000

"Robert G. Brown" wrote:

> It was suggested to me offline that one should consider the AGP bus
> itself as a possible interface, as it apparently has a lot of the
> desired characteristics (and since beowulf nodes typically don't need
> the AGP slot anyway).  I'm not an AGP bus expert by any means (it's hard
> enough trying to get PCI specs from the net:-) but this might be worth
> looking into.

Thinking about it a little longer, this looks to me as not such a bad
idea. Has anybody more information on the AGP bus? Or is there maybe
an AGP bus expert lurking on this list?
My only concern is that AGP has to pass through the North Bridge, which
should increase latency quite a bit.


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