[Beowulf] 3C2000 NIC discontinued

Gerry Creager gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Thu Apr 10 09:51:51 PDT 2008

I've been using the Intel server NICs with good result.


Tony Travis wrote:
> Hello, Beowulf list.
> I've been using 3COM 3C2000 Gigabit NIC's in our Beowulf cluster since I 
> built it. I'm very happy with them, but 3COM have now discontinued the 
> product:
> http://www.3com.com/products/en_US/detail.jsp?tab=features&sku=3C996B-T&pathtype=purchase 
> I'd be grateful for comments or advice about alternative 'server' grade 
> NIC's that, like the 3C2000, can offload some of the burden the host CPU 
> would otherwise have to deal with. At present, I use the 3C2000 in all 
> the servers and PXE-booted compute nodes in our Beowulf, and I have a 
> few spares, but I want to find an alternative NIC for two new projects.
> Thanks,
>     Tony.

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