[Beowulf] Intel buys QLogic InfiniBand business

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Tue Jan 24 05:23:27 PST 2012


On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 02:20:40PM +0100, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 09:53:14PM -0800, Lux, Jim (337C) wrote:
> > Inevitably, though, massively parallel interconnects (all boxes connected
> > to all other boxes) won't scale.
> 
> You can soup up a local 3d torus with a small network

s/small network/small world network

> like connectivity. That keeps the the node connectivity
> and number of wires still manageable.
> 
> Moreover, the universe does it with local connectivity
> (even quantum entanglement needss a relativistic channel
> to tell it from RNG) just fine. A 3d grid/torus would
> be a good match for anything that can do long-range
> by iterating short-range interactions.

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