Beowulf: A theorical approach

Christoph Wasshuber wasshub at
Wed Jun 28 14:31:33 PDT 2000

> Intel's chipsets the 440LX and 440BX support AGP, but only support 2 processors
> on
> the host bus.  Their 450KX, GX and NX  varieties designed for servers support 4
> processors
> on the host bus, but lack support for AGP.
> For the chipsets that support AGP, the AGP interface does indeed sit behind the
> host
> bridge as well as memory, pci devices and so on.

Reading a little bit through the AGP spec it seems to be realy powerful.
In the 4x mode it has ~8Gbit/s bandwith - wow!. Latency I assume to be
around 100ns.


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