[Fwd: Re: 32-port gigabit switch]

Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Thu Mar 6 15:37:31 PST 2003

One just can't generalize about all GBE switches.  There are some that 
are high throughput (Anritsu/NEC, small-port-count-Cisco) and others 
where latency is non-trivial (HP comes to mind from those I've tested...).


Justin Moore wrote:
>>Additionally the latency on Gigabit is simply to high for large
>>clusters.  Remember on clusters latency is more important than
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