[Beowulf] SC|05: will 10Ge beat IB?

John Hearns john.hearns at streamline-computing.com
Tue Nov 22 00:42:41 PST 2005

On Mon, 2005-11-21 at 16:50 -0700, ctierney at hypermall.net wrote:

> Also, 10G is still quite expensive (except Myrinet 10g).  
> Fibre-media converters are still expensive and as far as I have heard, no
> one is pushing 10G over copper.  IB is quite cheap compared to 10G, but
> it is a new technology and adoption outside of HPC is slow.  The volume
> isn't there yet to bring pricing where it should be.
Infiniband isn't that new.
Your point about the HPC market is valid, though what has happened is
that IB was developed from the storage 'world' and happened to find a
niche in HPC.

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