Experience with SMC 8624T L2 switches and nics

Bob Drzyzgula bob at drzyzgula.org
Thu Feb 27 10:20:30 EST 2003


Mark,

Do you have any additional information (or pointers
thereto) on the wiring plan for the cluster you
mention here?

Thanks,
--Bob

On Tue, Feb 25, 2003 at 08:42:47AM -0500, Mark Hahn wrote:
> 
> > Has anyone used the new SMC Tiger Gigabit switch for
> > clustering? Think it’s a model 8624T.
> > This is a non-blocking 24 port managed layer 2 switch that
> > supports trunking and jumbo frames. Are there any problem
> > with SMC 1Gb nicks like the 9552TX? It seems like a very
> > good deal at the prices listed.
> 
> it is a good deal.  I know of a large cluster recently installed
> in Toronto that is very happily using these switches in an agressive
> way (somewhat exotic wiring plan, including trunking.)  I believe
> they are quite happy with performance.  we have one which I'm 
> only starting to evaluate the performance of, but so far, so good.
> 
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