[Beowulf] Your thoughts on use of NUMA-based systems in clusters?
Clements, Brent M (SAIC)
brent.clements at bp.com
Thu Sep 21 08:24:39 PDT 2006
Intel's NUMA-like solution and also just in general
From: Craig Tierney [mailto:ctierney at hypermall.net]
Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2006 10:21 AM
To: Clements, Brent M (SAIC)
Cc: beowulf at beowulf.org
Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Your thoughts on use of NUMA-based systems in
Clements, Brent M (SAIC) wrote:
> Out of my own curiosity, would those of you that have delt with
> current/next generation intel based NUMA systems give me your opinions
> on why/why not you would buy or use them as a cluster node.
> I'm looking for primarily technical opinions.
To which NUMA systems are you referring? Are you talking about SGI
Altix systems? Intel's NUMA-like solution for both ia64 and x86-64,
Common System Interface (CSI), to compete with hyper-transport has been
rumored to be delayed until 2009.
If anyone has seen CSI in the wild, I doubt they could mention it.
Wikipedia has a small blurb on it:
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