[Beowulf] 3C2000 NIC discontinued

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Thu Apr 10 14:42:34 PDT 2008

On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 04:51:00PM -0400, Mark Hahn wrote:

> what's the alternative?  single-threaded lat and bw are still fundamental
> properties of the interconnect, just less of the whole story than before.

Well, for cpus, people emphasize spec_rate over spec_cpu, because
spec_rate uses all the cpus on your node. And the Top500 Linpack
benchmark, for all its flaws, uses all the cores in your system.

For networks, some of the elements of the HPC Challenge benchmarks use
all the cores. RandomRing, for example, has pretty different numbers
than a plain 2-core pingpong.

And there's always the mpi-multibw benchmark that PathScale wrote.

-- greg

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