[Beowulf] switch selection
gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Thu Mar 5 14:36:21 EST 2009
Joe Landman wrote:
> Gerry Creager wrote:
>> I recall a couple of recent arguments, so I'm wondering if someone
>> could summarize the discussion on gigabit switches for HPC/clusters.
>> 1. If memory serves, NetGear wasn't a great choice?
>> 2. HP Procurve got some good reviews.
>> I've been asked for an opinion by some folks building a small,
>> dedicated cluster. I'd told them of my misgivings on NetGear, and now
>> I've gotta give a recommendation.
> How large and what traffic over it?
<= 24 nodes, with gigabit as the primary interconnect. MPI for data
assimilation on custom weather codes.
>> I am asking for the collective wisdom. That said, I'll comment that
>> I've been happy with out Procurve 5012zl but it's a bit larger than
>> they need or would grow into.
>> thanks, Gerry
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