[Beowulf] Quadrics?

Daniel Kidger daniel.kidger at bull.co.uk
Tue Jan 11 08:55:24 PST 2011


Mark,

I will let others step forward individually.

I was one of the last employees to leave Quadrics , so I do know who had 
support contracts at that time, plus the even larger set of sites that 
had expired support contracts but still were actively running their 
QsNet clusters.

You know that a company called Vega took on the ongoing support? :
here is the website I set up at the time: https://support.hpc.vega.co.uk/

I agree too though that there should be a community of QsNet-owning 
enthusiasts, who could provide mutual support in this legacy era.


Also off the record, I know that there is a lot of Elan4 stock sitting 
in a warehouse. As long as you are not looking for long term vendor 
support, I expect  you could acquire cards, cables and switches for a 
bargain price.

Daniel


> Are you still using Quadrics Elan4-based clusters?
>
> We would like to continue using Quadrics on one of our clusters, since it
> is still quite good in latency.  Maintaining the Quadrics drivers, though,
> is a bit of a pain going forward - would be nice to avoid duplicating effort,
> if there are other groups also doing so.
>
> please follow up or email me if you are using Elan4, or know anything
> relevant.
>
> thanks,
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