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Networking

+ - Ethernet Breakthrough Demonstrated

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deadline writes "We are pleased to announce the new software package developed by a team of ClusterMonkey researchers including Robert Brown, Jeff Layton, and Douglas Eadine. The project was sponsored by the Beowulf Legacy Enhanced Ethernet Project (BLEEP). The results of the these efforts is a new software package called Geyser that will be available for Linux later this month. By substituting the Geyser drivers in the Linux Kernel, a standard Ethernet card can transmit at more than double the standard Gigabit Ethernet rate. Moreover the single bit latencies are less then one microsecond."
Supercomputing

+ - Are Slower Processors Better?

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deadline writes "Last month at the annual supercomputing show, there was a different kind of system that seems to buck the current trends. Instead of handful of faster and hotter processors, a new company called SiCortex is using a bucket of slower cooler MIPS processors (5832 cores to be exact). The whole cluster computer takes up 5 square feet of floor space (1.4 square meters) and is expected to deliver 6 TFLOPS with a power signature of only 16 KWatts. Each MIPS core sips only 10 Watts. Linux, the HPC workhorse, was the OS of choice for this new machine. Interesting pictures and discussion on ClusterMonkey as well."

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