[Beowulf] Roadrunner shutdown

Geoffrey Jacobs gdjacobs at gmail.com
Wed Apr 3 08:42:21 PDT 2013


On 04/03/2013 08:27 AM, Bret Stouder wrote:
> Prentice:
> 
> For the money you could buy a lot more real computational cycles that last a lot longer than anything proprietary from IBM.  The reason the Origins have been out of production for a long time is the result of research moving to a commodity server platform.  Taken a look at what Cray offers lately?  Looks a lot like commodity.  If you are going to take the time to port code, it seems that a reasonable argument could be made to stay away from Blue Gene and port to Cuda or Phi.  
> 
> Bret


The interconnect is completely proprietary. I doubt it's even using
something like HTX for the board connect.


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