AMBER Archive (2009)
Subject: Re: [AMBER] XServe cluster
From: Abdul Rehman Gani (amber_at_infostream.co.za)
Date: Thu Oct 22 2009 - 14:40:11 CDT
Jim Paugh wrote:
> Hi Abul,
Do you recommend any particular Infiniband kit that you know will work
> InfiniBand has really come down in price, and you can actually get a 24-port
> DDR (20Gb/s) switch for less than 8-port QLogic 8Gb/s switch. In addition,
> the cards themselves will be less expensive as well. If it's at all
> possible, I'd recommend going with InfiniBand. If you have any questions,
> please let me know.
> On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 2:14 PM, Abdul Rehman Gani
>> I have been tasked with building a 4 or 8 node Xserve cluster for use with
>> Amber and Gaussian. The Xserve's are quad core Intel servers. My concern is
>> the interconnect between the servers.
>> Would a QLogic Fibre Channel switch running at 4.25GB/s be suitable for a
>> cluster this size?
>> Infiniband is probably going to be too expensive. Are there any other
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