Virtualization and InfiniBand
Posted Aug 7, 2009 20:31 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata
In reply to: Virtualization and InfiniBand
Parent article: AlacrityVM
has a higher throughput and a lower latency than any other popular storage or networking technology (IDE [ATA], SATA, 10 GbE, ...)
Nonetheless, ATA, SATA, and 10 GbE were all designed to have high throughput and low latency. So one can't say that being designed for high throughput and low latency sets IB apart from them.
So what does? Were the IB engineers just smarter? Did they design for higher cost of implementation? Did they design for implementation technology that wasn't available when the alternatives were designed?
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