[Beowulf] torus versus (fat) tree topologies

Patrick Geoffray patrick at myri.com
Fri Nov 12 15:02:08 PST 2004

Hi Håkon,

Håkon Bugge wrote:
> deployment times and more complicated node replacement. In larger 
> systems though, cabling of centralized switched tends to require very 
> _long_ cables, something you do not need using tori topologies.

How do you close your Torus without long cables ? Unless you stack your 
nodes in a circle, you will need long cables.


Patrick Geoffray
Myricom, Inc.

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