[Fwd: Re: 32-port gigabit switch]
Jeffrey B. Layton
laytonjb at bellsouth.net
Fri Mar 7 04:55:33 PST 2003
Dave Vehrs wrote:
>>>Additionally the latency on Gigabit is simply to high for large
>>>clusters. Remember on clusters latency is more important than
>>Bzzt. Wrong. Dead Wrong. "It depends" is the correct answer. (Don't
>>pass GO, don't collect $200).
>OK show me how to do 512 nodes or higher with Gigabit and reasonable
>latencies (i.e "for large clusters").
It depends upon your APPLICATION. Some need bandwidth, some need
latency (some don't really need either :) Stating that latency is more
important than bandwidth is really just trying to start a flame war. I'm
suprised you're trying to start a flame war =:)
More information about the Beowulf