[Beowulf] IB + 10G eth integrated switches?

Gilad Shainer Shainer at mellanox.com
Mon Mar 3 01:34:44 EST 2008


 
Hi Mark,

> 
> Hi all,
> has anyone experienced switches that have integrated both IB 
> and 10Geth?
> I guess I've seen IB switch vendors talking about EoIB 
> modules for a while, but I'm curious about how well they 
> work.  mainly I'm curious about providing high-speed IP 
> connectivity for a cluster that has only IB networking.  I 
> presume this would work by configuring an EoIB interface on 
> the node, and having the IB switch act like an eth switch (L2?).
> 


Most of the IB switch vendors have gateway solution to connect
InfiniBand based clusters to 10GigE networks, and the gateway change L2
of IB to L2 of Eth. Those gateways have been installed in many places
and work great. 

Gilad.



> thanks, mark hahn.
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