[Beowulf] The move to gigabit - technical questions

Andrew Piskorski atp at piskorski.com
Tue Mar 15 06:05:41 EST 2005


On Mon, Mar 14, 2005 at 06:34:12PM +0100, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
> Good evening,
> 
> It's interesting to investigate what gigabit can do for small home clusters.
> 
> Any latency oriented approach is doomed to fail obviously at gigabit. But
> they're cheap. For 40 euro i see several getting offered already.

Which is 50 USD or so?  You can smetimes get gigabit ethernet for MUCH
cheaper than that if you look around, particularly on Ebay.  E.g., I
recently bought 10 Intel Pro/1000 MT cards (the lowest end 32 bit PCI
desktop kind, but still) for $11 each, from an Ebay vendor Ebay who
turned out to be local.

-- 
Andrew Piskorski <atp at piskorski.com>
http://www.piskorski.com/
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