Scaling (was: Re: [gmx-users] Graphics card?)

Dallas Warren dallas.warren at
Thu Jun 26 01:15:01 CEST 2003


>could you please explain what do you mean with "high speed networks"? 
>Gigabit ethernet or its proprietary, low latency competitors?

I was referring to networks like those supplied by Quadrics.

I have had experience with following networks and this is the rough order 
of scaling ability with the particular simulation systems I have 
tested/used: Quadrics "Elan3", Dell 5224 Gigabit, Myrinet and 100Base-T 
Ethernet (substantial way behind other three, funny enough).  Of course it 
isn't really a simple as that, but hopefully that helps some.

Catch ya,

Dr. Dallas Warren
Research Fellow
Department of Pharmaceutical Biology and Pharmacology
Victorian College of Pharmacy, Monash University
381 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3010
dallas.warren at
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When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail.
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