[Beowulf] Parallel Programming with MPI, anyone read the book?

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Thu May 24 11:27:32 PDT 2007

On Thu, May 24, 2007 at 02:06:26PM -0400, Kyle Spaans wrote:

> "The last, and probably the simplest, network is a bus. A cluster of
> workstations on an ethernet provides a popular example.

This is a blast from the past: in the good old days, ethernet networks
were bridged/hubbed together instead of putting each host on its own
switch port. In 1997 this was already often not true. Today, nobody
would build a cluster without a switch.

-- greg

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