[Beowulf] recommendations for a good ethernet switch for connecting ~300 compute nodes

Rahul Nabar rpnabar at gmail.com
Thu Sep 3 12:43:28 EDT 2009


On Thu, Sep 3, 2009 at 11:41 AM, Hearns, John<john.hearns at mclaren.com> wrote:
>
> At this point you really, really should be getting a vendor or a few
> vendors
> in to do these pricings for you. That's part and parcel of pitching for
> a
> cluster of this size - you really, really should not be doing the donkey
> work like this.
> You should say 'we want to run codes X, Y,Z' we prefer processors
> 'A,B,C'
> we need 'N to M' terabytes of storage. Let your vendor work for the
> money.

That's true. That's how I have specced the rest of the cluster
anyways. I'll go to my vendors and check what I get.

-- 
Rahul
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