Cluster via USB

Timm Murray admin at
Fri Mar 2 06:22:17 PST 2001

The new standard looks good (512 Gb/s, IIRC), but current USB
just isn't fast enough for a lot of things (like you said, it all depeneds).
However, the new standard may give a better price/performance
ratio then gigabit ethernet or Myrinet, depending on how well
IP-over-USB scales.

On a somewhat related note, what about FireWire?

Sven Hiller wrote on 2/28/01 7:26 am:

>did somebody tried to link 
>some nodes together via 
>USB? The Pros are cheep 
>(standard equipment), 
>probably sufficient fast for 
>applications (depends on... 
>-;) and easy to install 
>without to open the 
>(e.g., in the case of warranty 
>or leasing contract).
>Any comments are very 
>Dr. Sven Hiller
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