[Beowulf] manageable, nonblocking 24 port gigabit switch

Joel Jaeggli joelja at darkwing.uoregon.edu
Wed Mar 17 08:04:10 EST 2004


On Wed, 17 Mar 2004, Bogdan Costescu wrote:

> On Wed, 17 Mar 2004, Alex Martin wrote:
> 
> > You might want to look at the HP ProCurve 2824 or 2848 series.  We
> > choose the latter, because it means we only need one switch per
> > (logical) rack and the cost/port is pretty low. I can't yet comment
> > on performance.
> 
> I'm interested in buying a 48 port Gigabit switch as well, and I was
> looking at the 2848 as it has the advantage of 48 ports in only 1U.
> One thing that is not clear from the descriptions that I find on the 
> net is if it has support for Jumbo frames. Does the documentation that 
> come with it mention something like this or, even better, have you 
> tried using Jumbo frames ?

hp does not support jumbo frames on anything except their high-end l3 
products...
 
> I'm also interested in hearing opinions about other 48 ports Gigabit 
> switches.
> 
> 

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