I intend to build a linux cluster for running
MPI type of programs. I intend to use 16 machines.
Can any of you give me some advice on what kind
of network card, and switches are bested suited
for the task? The faster the better. The latency
time should be as short as possible.
I am very new to network switches. What kind of
network topography I should adopt to avoid
communication conflict? For example, is there
a way to build a network so node 1 can speak to
node 2, at the same time as node 3 is speaking to
node 4, without have to wait until one of the task
has been completed? I don't mind if I have to
use multiple switches and multiple network cards
at each node.