[Beowulf] [FoRK] seamicro fabric?
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Mon Mar 5 12:20:36 PST 2012
You can find lots of info from this EE380 talk at Stanford:
"Architectural tradeoffs in the Sea Micro SM 10000 Server"
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On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 3:07 PM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
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> Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2012 11:31:37 -0800
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> On Mon, Mar 05, 2012 at 05:23:02AM +0100, Eugen Leitl wrote:
>> From: Mark Hahn <hahn at mcmaster.ca>
>> Has anyone found an informative description of the Seamicro fabric?
> I hope Mark has repeated his search; http://google.com?q=anil+rao+fabric
> and http://google.com?q=seamicro+interconnect turn up lots of info.
> A 2011 PDF at Seamicro sez, "It is a three-dimensional torus, with both
> path redundancy and diversity. The fabric is FLIT-based and wormhole-
> routed, with integrated virtual-channel technology to manage congestion,
> and has a throughput of 1.2 Terabits/sec."
> Looks like proc boards use PCIe interconnects, like the old cPCI blades.
> The more interesting bit (to me) is the possibility raised in an older
> article that Rao and Lauterbach are thinking of turning their
> interconnect into a datacenter-level fabric. Infiniband II, anyone?
> Remembering the days of physically separate frontend and I/O processors,
>  http://www.seamicro.com/sites/default/files/TO1_SM10000_Technology_Overview.pdf
>  http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2010/01/26/seamicro-more-than-just-low-power-servers/
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