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Joshua Boyd jdboyd at
Fri Apr 23 09:14:05 CDT 2004

On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 09:07:47PM -0500, Patrick Finnegan wrote:

> <set mode=$work>
> As far as new technologies go, InfiniBand is a pretty awesome networking 
> topology, especially considering its value.  $Work is working on 
> getting a small IB network set up, and is considering a proposal for 
> something very large connected using it.
> Compared to Myrinet, it doesn't suck, and compared to Quadrix, seeing 
> its price doesn't make you go blind.  Right now, IB is faster than 
> Myrinet (and cheaper).  Of course, the bandwith is wasted unless you've 
> got something with PCI-X slots, which rules out all of the Rescuable 
> computers I know about.

What about GSN?  Thoughts on that?  I keep hearing nice things about it
from my boss, but I never seem to see anyone using it.

Also, don't they make XIO IB cards?
> <set mode=$home>
> FDDI (and it's slower friend, Token Ring) are fun, but not useful for 
> $work_stuff.   At home, however, I've got a FDDI network (aka how to 
> push 100Mbit/s out of a MCA RS/6000) and a TR one (S/390 console).

Do you also use FastE at home?  If so how do you route between them?

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