[Beowulf] which 24 port unmanaged GigE switch?

Michael Di Domenico mdidomenico4 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 5 09:39:40 EDT 2010


I would have to agree.  I have Netgears in my lab now and for light
use they seem to be okay, but once you run a communications heavy MPI
job over them they seem to fall down

On Fri, Apr 2, 2010 at 5:32 PM, Joe Landman
<landman at scalableinformatics.com> wrote:
> David Mathog wrote:
>>
>> Which of these would be good for a cluster?  Reliability is more
>> important here than speed, not that I'm looking for slow.  It should not
>> burn up if the jobs move data through all ports near full capacity for
>> hours or days at a time!
>>
>> NETGEAR JGS524 D-Link DGS-1024D SMC EZ Switch SMCGS24 HP J9078A
>>
>> The D-link and Netgear are within $10 of each other after the rebate on
>> the latter, both are about $60 less than the SMC and HP.
>
> I am biased.  Get the HP.
>
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