Suggestions for small Beowulf?

Felix Rauch rauch at inf.ethz.ch
Fri Aug 2 13:01:51 EDT 2002


On Wed, 31 Jul 2002, David Mathog wrote:
> It's going to be 20 nodes in small ATX cases with 1Gb memorynode
> and a smallish disk (40 GB or so, probably ATA.)  100BaseT networking.
[...]
> 1.  Which 24 port switch?

For a cluster switch I suggest a cheap, unmanaged switch. Managed
switches are not really necessary for this application and have the
risk of lower performance in heavy-load situations.

We made good experiences with Allied Telesyn CentreCom switches in the
8-24 ports range (e.g. the 742i).

- Felix
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