This is post 4 of 4 in the series “IT Origins” Russ White is currently a member of the Architecture Team at LinkedIn as well as on the Routing Area Directorate at the IETF, and co-chairs the IETF I2RS and BABEL working groups. Russ is working on his PhD from Southeastern Theological Seminary. You can […]
Russ White considers the challenges of using GPU clusters in high performance computing. Aside from possibly lacking software to take advantage of it, the other challenge lies in the connection network. Ethernet is the default standard for this, but requires additional overhead. Russ sees using PCI Express as a much more efficient solution. He considers a PCIe switch from Liqid to dynamically compose infrastructure.
Is choice an illusion, or simply a burden on time and convenience that most aren’t willing to negotiate? Tom Hollingsworth and Russ White discuss on their dueling blog posts.
In this iteration of Gestalt Networking News:
– Monitoring Network Flows with Plixer
– The best of both worlds with Array Networks’ Flexible NFV
– A deep dive into Aruba’s new 8400 series switch
Plus Network Collective digs into networking history with Fred Baker!
Russ White of ‘net work comments: Throughout the last several months, I’ve been building a set of posts examining securing BGP as a sort of case study around protocol and/or system design. The point of this series of posts isn’t to find a way to secure BGP specifically, but rather to look at the kinds […]
Russ White writing of Packet Pushers comments: This bit of history should resolve one question network engineers ask all the time: why doesn’t the seven layer model match the TCP/IP suite of protocols? The simple answer is: TCP/IP was designed around a four layer model (the DoD model), rather than the world famous seven layer […]