[Beowulf] Intel buys QLogic InfiniBand business

Douglas Eadline deadline at eadline.org
Tue Jan 24 04:48:23 PST 2012


> Inevitably, though, massively parallel interconnects (all boxes connected
> to all other boxes) won't scale.
>
Indeed, when thinking about scale I always end up thinking about
the masters of scale -- ants

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Doug

>
> On 1/23/12 9:32 PM, "Mark Hahn" <hahn at mcmaster.ca> wrote:
>
>>>>> but it would take a bit of charisma.  QPI-over-IB anyone?
>>>>
>>>> That's what I'm thinking!
>>>
>>> Numascale does this already with SCI
>>
>>it's easy to source and build pretty big IB systems;
>>how much so with SCI?
>>
>>I actually like the idea of high-fanout-distributed-router systems,
>>but they seem prepetually exotic.  where are the hypercubes, FNNs?
>>afaikt, commodification of IB has snuffed topology as a design issue,
>>except for cray/BG/k machine-level projects.
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