[Beowulf] switch selection
landman at scalableinformatics.com
Thu Mar 5 11:17:55 PST 2009
Gerry Creager wrote:
> I recall a couple of recent arguments, so I'm wondering if someone could
> summarize the discussion on gigabit switches for HPC/clusters.
> 1. If memory serves, NetGear wasn't a great choice?
> 2. HP Procurve got some good reviews.
> I've been asked for an opinion by some folks building a small, dedicated
> cluster. I'd told them of my misgivings on NetGear, and now I've gotta
> give a recommendation.
How large and what traffic over it?
> I am asking for the collective wisdom. That said, I'll comment that
> I've been happy with out Procurve 5012zl but it's a bit larger than they
> need or would grow into.
> thanks, Gerry
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