[Beowulf] 10gig CX4 switches

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Mon Sep 15 17:38:17 PDT 2008

Greg Lindahl wrote:
> I have a bunch of 1gig switches with CX4 10gig uplinks (and empty X2
> ports) and it's time to buy a 10gig switch. Has anyone done a recent
> survey of the market? I don't need any layer-3 features, just layer-2.
> I see that HP has a 6-port switch for ~ $4k, too small.
> Arastra looks nice, except that their inexpensive 10base-CR only does
> SFP+, not X2. And CX4 SFP+ doesn't even seem to exist (lack of space
> for the connector?)
> I know some of the big boys have expensive layer-3 10gig switches.
> Can anyone give me a clue?

The Myricom units are pretty reasonable/nice.

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