[Beowulf] Roadrunner shutdown
gdjacobs at gmail.com
Wed Apr 3 08:42:21 PDT 2013
On 04/03/2013 08:27 AM, Bret Stouder wrote:
> For the money you could buy a lot more real computational cycles that last a lot longer than anything proprietary from IBM. The reason the Origins have been out of production for a long time is the result of research moving to a commodity server platform. Taken a look at what Cray offers lately? Looks a lot like commodity. If you are going to take the time to port code, it seems that a reasonable argument could be made to stay away from Blue Gene and port to Cuda or Phi.
The interconnect is completely proprietary. I doubt it's even using
something like HTX for the board connect.
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