HP to acquire SGI

Pontus Pihlgren pontus at Update.UU.SE
Wed Aug 17 23:55:16 CDT 2016

On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 11:01:43PM -0500, Chris Elmquist wrote:
> The SGI shared memory systems, the most current of which is called 
> "UV", is a NUMALink interconnected design.  They have a number of 
> ASICs that implement the interconnect and protocol and bridge to the 
> Intel processors intra-processor link, which is called QPI.

I see, and I guess that NUMAlink is a decendant of the interconnect used 
in SGI Origin2k and 3k systems?

> The SGI cluster products use Infiniband for interconnect.

And to take advantage of that you would use MPI?


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