ExtremeNetworks Summit and channel bonding with Scyld

Judd Tracy jtracy at ist.ucf.edu
Wed Nov 7 10:52:00 EST 2001


On Wed, 7 Nov 2001, Javier Iglesias wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> We are about to build a 19 bi-athlon/Tyan Tiger/Scyld cluster 
> for academic research in the field of genetic programming, and 
> large neural networks.
> 
> We'd like to use an Extreme Networks Summit 48 ethernet switch 
> -> http://www.extremenetworks.com/products/datasheets/summit24.asp
> connecting (highly recommended here recently :) Netgear FA310TX NICs 
> -> http://www.netgear.com/product_view.asp?xrp=1&yrp=1&zrp=4 
> 
> Here come the questions :
> * has anyone experienced channel bonding on that switch ?

I am having a representative from extreme bring a switch by our lab to 
test out chanel bonding.

> * any Gigabit NIC recommandation for the master node ?
> * is it possible/necessary to channel bond Gigabit interfaces ?

You can, but you might not get much benefit.  Make sure that you are using 
64 bit cards because the 32 bit pci bus can't really handle two cards.

> Thanks in advance for your help !!
> 
> --javier
> 
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Judd Tracy
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