[Beowulf] Vector coprocessors

Craig Tierney ctierney at hypermall.net
Thu Mar 16 20:27:11 PST 2006

Joe Landman wrote:
> Robert G. Brown wrote:
>> On Thu, 16 Mar 2006, Joe Landman wrote:
>>> I think (WAG here) that Clearspeed wants people to design a socket 
>>> onto motherboards for them.  Lowers the costs all around.
>> Wouldn't the sane thing to do be just putting them on an HT interface?
>> Eliminate the PCI interface altogether, provide symmetric access to e.g.
>> processor and memory etc resources.
> If you have a spare HT interface, yes.  If you have a "socket" on the MB 
> you can to HT to that.  Or run it out the HTX connector.  This is not 
> something that you want in the IO channel.
> BTW:  Anyone know if Intel is considering doing HT?  Would be nice.

I would doubt it.  Intel sees themselves as a leader, and to
go follow AMD (and the consortium) wouldn't fit.  Look around
for information on the Intel Common System Interface (CSI).


There isn't much information there, but it indicates that CSI
is to compete with HT.


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