USENIX 2004 Annual Technical Conference, FREENIX Track Abstract
Pp. 217223 of the Proceedings
Cluster Interconnect Overview
Brett M. Bode, Jason J. Hill, and Troy R. Benjegerdes, Ames Laboratory
Today cluster computers are more commonplace than ever and there
are a variety of choices for the interconnect. The right choice for a
particular installation will depend on a variety of factors including price,
raw performance, scalability, etc. This paper will present an overview of the
popular network technologies available today including Gigabit Ethernet, 10
Gigabit Ethernet, Myrinet, SCI, Quadrics, and InfiniBand. Where possible a
comparison will be included for multiple vendors of a given technology.
Included will be comparisons of cost and performance of each along with
suggestions for when each might present the best choice for a cluster
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