[Beowulf] Intel buys QLogic InfiniBand business

Mark Hahn hahn at mcmaster.ca
Mon Jan 23 21:32:08 PST 2012


>>> but it would take a bit of charisma.  QPI-over-IB anyone?
>>
>> That's what I'm thinking!
>
> Numascale does this already with SCI

it's easy to source and build pretty big IB systems;
how much so with SCI?

I actually like the idea of high-fanout-distributed-router systems,
but they seem prepetually exotic.  where are the hypercubes, FNNs?
afaikt, commodification of IB has snuffed topology as a design issue,
except for cray/BG/k machine-level projects.


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