Say "group" and strive to keep your mind from pictures of huge, government-backed medical software or herds of coffee-fueled grad individuals. Rather hard. But in fact, most high performance computing (HPC) clusters are nowhere near large enough to meet the requirements as massive, are used in professional surroundings, and run on Gigabit Ethernet interconnects. Even within the TOP500® Supercomputer Websites 30006-9 the number of clusters running Gigabit Ethernet is much more than dual the number of clusters operating InfiniBand. Undoubtedly, better pace and lower latency could be wonderful for just about any installing. However the performance specifications for most programs just don’t value the high cost and labor-extensive maintenance of InfiniBand.