[Beowulf] [jak at uiuc.edu: [Xgrid] Re: megaFlopsper Dollar? realworld requirements]
Lombard, David N
david.n.lombard at intel.com
Mon May 16 11:20:29 PDT 2005
From: John Hearns on Monday, May 16, 2005 1:56 AM
> On Tue, 2005-05-17 at 10:51 +0200, Eugen Leitl wrote:
> > > Don't forget that the highest data rate available is FedEx'ing a
> > > diskdrives.
> > Although there is a grand history of comments like this, (I
> > the original quote was "Never underestimate the bandwidth of a
> > station wagon full of tapes") it often isn't actually true. Sure,
> > wins "door-to-door", but having a box of hard drives next to my
> > computer does not make the data usable. For a valid look you need
> > look at memory-to-memory transfer. In other words, include the
> > write the hard drives, disconnect them, mail them, reconnect them,
> > and read all the data. This always kills most tape arguments, and
> > has slowly been eroding the hard drive argument.
> For the digital screening of one of the Star Wars films in London,
> an entire RAID array was freighted in.
> This was commonly used in digital cinema setups.
This could have been a security issue, or not if it wasn't a new
At any rate, parts of the business are quite interested in maximizing
performance/volume so they don't have to ship product too far during
David N. Lombard
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