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Infiniband Storage

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  • With the normal InfiniBand drivers installed, you will get TCP/IP over IB and can use SMB over IB for storage serving. This should be faster than doing the same thing over GigE, but not as fast as specialized solutions offered by third party partners like Panasas and PloyServe. See: http://www.microsoft.com/hpc/en/us/find-partner.aspx?SortField1=All  for the latest on this technology. Several of the major vendors in high speed parallel file systems are planning to support Windows clients for their products in the near future.

    Frankie
    Sunday, November 23, 2008 9:11 PM