[Beowulf] SW Giaga, what kind?

Geoff Jacobs gdjacobs at gmail.com
Fri Dec 29 05:57:55 EST 2006


John Hearns wrote:
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> Yes, a small Beowulf cluster will work very well with Gigabit Ethernet.
> My advice would be to not use desktop type systems,
> but to specify 1U chassis based server systems.
> Server motherboards generally have two on-board gigabit ethernet ports.
> You can use one port for the general cluster traffic and NFS mounts,
> and the other one is dedicated to MPI traffic.
Depends how small we're talking about. If we're talking Value Cluster
2K7, the purchasing goals are quite different.

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Geoffrey D. Jacobs
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