[Beowulf] Gigabit switch recommendations

Mattijs Janssens m.janssens at opencfd.co.uk
Fri Mar 31 09:37:30 PST 2006

> Is there any reason why are you considering managed switch with all
> kinds of unnecessary for a cluster switch features (Layer 2,3 QoS,
> spanning trees, etc) instead of simpler/cheaper high-density (>40
> ports) ones (like D-Link I mentioned)? I might be missing some crucial
> knowledge in networking ;-)

I have heard from people who compared a cheap 3com 2824 against the 
managed version of the same switch and found the unmanaged one to be faster.

Note this was for a cluster though with lots of mpi and less nfs traffic.

Best regards,


Mattijs Janssens

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