[Beowulf]Infrastruture planning for small HPC 40/100 gigabyet eyhernet or Infiniband?

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Thu Jul 24 18:55:51 EDT 2008


On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 09:03:34AM -0400, Kyle Spaans wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 07:33:02AM -0500, Gerry Creager wrote:
> > My next home will have multiple fiber pairs to high-use rooms, plus 
> > convenience wireless.  I don't intend to pull copper through the walls.
> 
> Sorry, but won't you still have to pull fiber through the walls? Is fiber getting close enough to commodity pricing that it could overtake Cat[56] UTP ethernet cabling?

Fiber is a commodity.  Perhaps you were looking for pricing close
enough to twisted pair copper? In any case, it's not just the cost per
length of cable, the endpoints for fiber are also more expensive.

-- g

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