Magnum - The Big, The Nano, The Ice Cream
By pelegri on Jun 21, 2008
Sun has announced a new InfiniBand switch, the NanoMagnum (DataCenter Switch 3x24); see BMSeer intro and Sun's Press Release. Josh has a Detailed Note that shows how NanoMagnum works, including how 4 NanoMagnums can provide full interconnectivity with 288 nodes (blade servers).
NanoMagnum's bigger brother Magnum (DataCenter Switch 3456) can connect 3456 nodes, or 13,824 in a group of 4. There is a nice description of the two switches in this Interactive Tour. The full systems are the Constellation Systems: home page, tour.
And then there is also the Magnum Ice Cream. Arguably more useful in hot days like today :-)
I've tagged this entry with (geeky) Toys :-)