[Beowulf] Roadrunner picture
Peter St. John
peter.st.john at gmail.com
Thu Jun 12 13:09:43 PDT 2008
I'm looking forward to hearing from our resident experts, but
meanwhile: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Roadrunner exlains the
architecture some. The buzzword is "triblade", which is 3 blades (with an
extension) employing two types of processors (AMD Opteron and IBM Cell) in
a hybrid subsystem. I have no idea what a single Triblade looks like. The
overallmachine is then composed of zillions of triblades.
Wow,imagine a Beowulf of those (jk :-)
Peter (designing a Beowulf of abaci to fit his current budget)
On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 3:45 PM, Bernard Li <bernard at vanhpc.org> wrote:
> Hi all:
> I am sure most people have seen the following picture for Roadrunner
> circulating the Net:
> However, they don't look likes blades to me, more like 2U IBM x series
> servers. Perhaps those are the I/O nodes?
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