[Beowulf] Jury rigged ethernet?
Huntress Gary B NPRI
HuntressGB at Npt.NUWC.Navy.Mil
Wed Jun 22 19:37:29 PDT 2005
This is more than a little off topic but if the answer is encouraging it will strengthen my case to purchase a small-ish cluster significantly.
Basically I am exploring the idea of placing a cluster in a dedicated "non-traditional" physical location where space is at a dramatic premium. This particular space has existing cabling that I cannot change and it is my only electrical access. A single existing cable provides 3 phase power, a few DC discrete signal pairs, and a few twisted shielded pairs that were used for serial communication. The cable is approximately 30 feet long. I would like to adapt two twisted pairs for ethernet.
What are the chances that I can coax 10Mbps out of this connection with modern (hopefully tolerant) ethernet cards at either end? Is this doomed to failure?
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