Introduce the characteristics of an HSI
Examine some basic HSI topologies
Survey current technologies that are popular for HSIs
High-speed, low-latency interconnects are the foundation of communications for parallel applications and in clustered database solutions. Choosing the proper interconnect to match your performance needs—and your budget—is the objective of this chapter.
You will find an HSI in clusters that have computational or communication dependencies between components in a parallel application—from parallel applications to parallel database-serving clusters. There are quite a few esoteric options available in terms of HSI technologies, ranging from Ethernet ...