[Beowulf] Choice of GigE switch: again

Felix Rauch Valenti felix.rauch.valenti at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 04:42:37 EDT 2005


On 9/17/05, Joel Jaeggli <joelja at darkwing.uoregon.edu> wrote: 
> 
> The broadcom and marvell asics that most of these small switches are made
> on can do full capacity across all ports these days.

 Is this the vendor's statement or did someone actually measure the 
performance? We had switches in the past where the vendor claimed that the 
switch would deliver "full capacity across all ports", although the switches 
definitely were not able to do that (if you went through the trouble to 
actually generate the load).
 - Felix
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