[Beowulf] Infiniband Support ?

Andrew Holway andrew.holway at gmail.com
Mon May 26 04:58:45 PDT 2014


This cluster is now a little bit ancient. I have a feeling that, for the
price of upgrading your network to Infiniband (around $10000 for QDR), you
could buy a single, dual socket server that will be more powerful. The pcie
bus on those systems is PCIe x8 Gen1 which would halve the speed anyway.
You could *maybe* find old DDR IB on ebay or similar.

What kind of application are you running on the cluster? is it connected to
any kind of storage system?



On 26 May 2014 11:50, amjad ali <amjad11 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear All,
> We have a small cluster of 16 nodes (single socket) with Intel S3210SH
> motherboards. Does it fully support to connect these nodes with infiniband
> switch and also installing the relevant iniband host adapter/interface
> cards?
> Is it worth to add such an high speed interconnect for such a general
> purpose cluster?
> If there is no support possible with infiniband then can we plan for any
> other high speed interconnect technology like Myrinet, Quadrics etc.
> Regards,
> Amjad Ali
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