"I would think these kinds of interconnects would be ideal for small clusters, or larger clusters where groups of eight nodes could be interconnected with each other, with one node acting as the master node. This would probably provide more bandwidth and less latency than ethernet-based solutions, and on the other hand could be a lot cheaper than special hardware."
morzel asks: "One of the advantages of SCSI based systems is that a plethora of devices can exist on the same high-bandwidth bus, including multiple host adapters - at least: that's the theory. While it seems pretty obvious to me to use this as a low latency/high-bandwidth interconnect between a small number of hosts, I've never seen an actual implementation of such a system. Do these, preferrably IP-based systems, actually exist? I'm not in need of a Beowulf style cluster just yet (I don't have an application for them) but I am interested in the possible usage of SCSI as a _fast_ interconnection for small numbers of load-balancing machines in cluster. A combination with the Linux Virtual Server Project could create a killer solution... Right? Thanks for all input/comments on this!" (Read on...)