[Beowulf] gigabit ethernet: horrible performance for 0 byte messages

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Thu Feb 12 22:35:51 EST 2004


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On Fri, 13 Feb 2004 02:22 pm, Brent M. Clements wrote:

> The best switch that we have found both in price and speed are the GigE
> Switches from Dell. We use them in a few of our test clusters and smaller
> clusters. They are actually pretty good performers and top even some of
> the cisco switches.

That's bizzare, the GigE switches I've seen in a Dell cluster *were* rebadged 
Cisco switches.  Even had to do the usual "PortFast" routine in IOS to get 
PXE booting to work.

Chris
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