[Bioclusters] OS X and NFS

Rayson Ho raysonlogin at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 15 15:05:20 EDT 2005

--- David Kramer <dave at princetonsolutionsgroup.com> wrote:
> Respectfully, and at the risk of sounding, ridiculously naive -- why
> not 
> consider upgrading the I/O switching technology to Myrinet or
> Infiniband for 
> higher-bandwidth and ultra-low latency, before buying more servers?

If you look at the cost of the NIC, switch, and the cables, then you
will know why...

Latency is a big issue when your (MPI) tasks need to exchange tons of
small messages.


> DK

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