very high bandwidth, low latency manner?
rickey-co at mug.biglobe.ne.jp
Thu Apr 11 20:54:59 PDT 2002
At 5:29 +0200 12.04.2002, Steffen Persvold wrote:
>On Thu, 11 Apr 2002, Craig Tierney wrote:
>> I talked to a guy at SC2002 from Quadrics and he said
>> that list pricing on a Quadrics network was about $3500
>> per node when you are in the 100s of nodes and up.
>> The price includes the cards, cables, switches,
>> etc. This doesn't include any sort of discount that you
>> might get. Myrinet is about $2000 for an equivelent
>> network at list price. Dolphin/SCI falls around $2245 list
>> per node (if the system is > 144 nodes and you have to get
>> the 3d card).
>This is list prices for the cards only, right ? What about the switches
>needed. AFAIK Quadrics and Myrinet both need switches, SCI don't (which
>makes the total system cost a bit lower doesn't it ?).
As said on above, QsNet is per node price including all.
Do does Myrinet, so SCI/Dolphin and Myrinet is about equal.
SCI has good idea of not using switches, but on the other hand, it is
little more complex to connect.
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