[Beowulf] Re: newbie's dilemma

Andrew Piskorski atp at piskorski.com
Sat Mar 4 10:43:01 PST 2006

On Sat, Mar 04, 2006 at 09:57:33AM -0800, Ed Karns wrote:

> A possible alternative: Last week Apple announced the newer version  
> of the Mac Mini ...  meaning that the previous models could shortly  
> be picked up quite reasonably ...  and picking up a number of these  
> [1.25 or 1.4 GigaHertz, 512K RAM (upgradable), ethernet and FireWire  
> equipped, 50 watt (observed, running)] systems ... is certainly food  
> for thought ... as the FireWire ports as fast or faster than  
> 1000baseT ethernet and work with Apple's own "beowulf  
> scenario" (http://www.apple.com/xserve/workgroupcluster/) or if  

Huh?  Where is there any info about using FireWire for Beowulf
networking, e.g., for running MPI?  I certainly see nothing on that
page about it.  Is anyone even using Firewire as a network
interconnect for real, anywhere?

Andrew Piskorski <atp at piskorski.com>

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