Whitepaper – Building Scalable, HPC and Grid Networks: The Role of Ethernet

Force10 Networks brings us this whitepaper on the role of Ethernet in HPC clusters:
“A Grid computer is a hardware and software system that integrates a collection of distributed system components (e.g., computer systems, storage, etc.) making them appear to the user as a single, large “virtualized” computing system. The basic “single system” concept may be applied to the construction of centralized “cluster” computers (multiprocessor systems consisting of colocated computers and storage) or a networked grid of geographically dispersed computers, instrumentation, or other resources. Because it is evolving as a very flexible, perhaps even all-encompassing, distributed system technology, Grid computing offers a number of potential uses and benefits.” Download PDF


About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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