[Beowulf] Roadrunner shutdown

Prentice Bisbal prentice.bisbal at rutgers.edu
Thu Apr 4 13:05:15 PDT 2013


On 04/04/2013 02:37 PM, Michael Di Domenico wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 2:04 PM, Prentice Bisbal
> <prentice.bisbal at rutgers.edu> wrote:
>> IBM pulled out of the proposal, not NCSA, and it was because it wasn't
>> profitable enough for IBM to continue, not because IBM's solution was
>> too expensive, or wasn't working. I wouldn't call the Cray solution
>> commodity, either. It uses a proprietary network, and Keplers used it in
>> don't look like normal, off-the-shelf PCIE packaging in the videos I've
>> seen. I could wrong about that last part, though. I'm sure the
> As i understood it, the Kepler cards are using a M (something) type
> connectors which is common to laptop's, so in that regard it is a
> commodity component
>
That explains it. Thanks for the clarification.

Prentice


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