[Beowulf] good 24 port gige switch

Joel Jaeggli joelja at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Sat Mar 6 09:01:49 EST 2004


On 6 Mar 2004, Lars Henriksen wrote:

> On Fri, 2004-03-05 at 23:27, Russell Nordquist wrote:
> > Does anyone have a recommendation for a good 24 port gige switch for
> > clustering? 
> 
> > Has anyone tested/used the HP, Asante, Foundry, 3com, or Extreme switches
> > and found one to be better than the other. There are a bunch of 24 port
> > gige switches for <$2000, but are they any good? are some better than
> > others (likely so i'd guess)?
> 
> We mostly use HP2724's for this size of clusters. We have found them to
> perform ok and they are stable under heavy load - and they are priced at
> around $2000 (in Denmark, that is, might be cheaper in the US)

hp doesn't do jumbo frames on anything other than their top of the line 
l3 switch products which may or may not be an issue for certain 
applications.

> best regards
> Lars
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