[Beowulf] ARM cpu's and development boards and research

Christopher Samuel samuel at unimelb.edu.au
Mon Dec 3 18:25:46 PST 2012


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On 01/12/12 08:45, Mark Hahn wrote:

> thanks - I've never seen one.  I know 16k units are possible, and I
> don't doubt you're right about their rackiness. but I thought the
> 16k unit was considered sort of non-unit/fractional - does it being
> that size mean a dimension of the interconnect mesh is unpopulated
> or something?

Smallest component you can get is a single midplane, which is half a
rack and 8K cores (plus supporting infrastructure like I/O nodes,
service node & front end nodes).

cheers!
Chris
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