D-Link switches and network cards

alvin at Mail.Linux-Consulting.com alvin at Mail.Linux-Consulting.com
Mon May 21 13:14:45 PDT 2001

hi ya todd

the ($15) dfe-530tx are bad nics...they tend to die/falter when there
is heavy network traffic....

tulip based nic cards tend to be better ... netgear ($25) FA310/fa311
and intel eepro100 based nic cards ( $45) intel pila8460B or better...

have fun

On Wed, 9 May 2001, Todd Henderson wrote:

> I'm working on building up a small, 4-6 node home Beowulf using Scyld.  It seems that D-Link has some pretty
> cheap switches and NIC's.  I'm thinking about the D-Link DSS-8 for a switch and the DFE-530TX for NICS.
> Anybody have any comments on these and their suppor tunder Scyld?
> Thanks,
> Todd
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