[Bioclusters] OS X and NFS

Tim Cutts tjrc at sanger.ac.uk
Sat Jul 16 05:37:10 EDT 2005

On 15 Jul 2005, at 8:05 pm, Rayson Ho wrote:

> --- 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.

Some might say that such code needs to be re-factored so that the  
messages are fewer and larger.  :-)


Dr Tim Cutts
Informatics Systems Group, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
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