[Beowulf] Re: how to build a small Beowulf cluster / No hubs?

Ed Karns edkarns at firewirestuff.com
Mon Aug 1 15:41:52 EDT 2005


Mr. Mark Hahn is correct. No Hubs ! ... unless of course you are 
rummaging around in the back room looking for useful parts to get a 
simple cluster up and running. Yes, by all means use switches (and/or 
routers) as Ethernet hubs are a "legacy technology".

Ed Karns
FireWireStuff.com


> Message: 4
> Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2005 13:27:30 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Mark Hahn <hahn at physics.mcmaster.ca>
> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Re: how to build a small Beowulf cluster / atl.
> 	suggestion & history lesson
>
>> straight forward Ethernet topography of two or more systems and an
>> active Ethernet hub would be a little easier ...
>
> please, no hubs!  if you're doing a zero-budget cluster, OK, maybe,
> but recognize that a $16 desktop switch is going to behave a lot nicer
> than a hub...

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