Subject: Re: USB 2.0 for the brave
To: None <email@example.com>
From: gabriel rosenkoetter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/22/2001 14:36:17
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On Thu, Nov 22, 2001 at 02:07:41AM -0700, Rick Kelly wrote:
> It would be interesting to cluster machines together over firewire or
> USB 2.0 using their full bandwidth.
Hrm. GigE beats out USB 2.0 hands down, and we already support it.
I'm not convinced that going through the TCP/IP stack is actually
more overhead than going through our (as yet uncompleted) USB 2.0
Firewire host-to-host adapters would rock, though. Probably worth
taking a look at what the PAPERS cluster did, if this interests you.
(Not using firewire, obviously, but a similar use of a
high-bandwidth bus to connect hosts.)
~ g r @ eclipsed.net
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