[Fwd: Re: 32-port gigabit switch]

Jeffrey B. Layton laytonjb at bellsouth.net
Fri Mar 7 07:55:33 EST 2003


Dave Vehrs wrote:

>  
>
>>>Additionally the latency on Gigabit is simply to high for large
>>>clusters.  Remember on clusters latency is more important than
>>>throughput. 
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>Bzzt. Wrong. Dead Wrong. "It depends" is the correct answer. (Don't
>>pass GO, don't collect $200).
>>    
>>
>
>OK show me how to do 512 nodes or higher with Gigabit and reasonable
>latencies (i.e "for large clusters").
>

It depends upon your APPLICATION. Some need bandwidth, some need
latency (some don't really need either :) Stating that latency is more
important than bandwidth is really just trying to start a flame war. I'm
suprised you're trying to start a flame war =:)

Jeff


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