[Beowulf] 48-port 10gig switches?

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Thu Sep 2 02:00:05 EDT 2010


Press about the new Voltaire 6048 48p 10g switch indicates that it's a
single switch chip:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/30/voltaire_vantage_6048/

Arista seems to have a similar product at a similarish list price, and
that list price is a lot less than chassis switches using 24p silicon.

Fujitsu isn't selling a 48p switch, and I'm not up enough on silicon
vendors to tell you if Fulcrum is still the only other vendor. I
used to know this stuff, then I left HPC to build a search engine :-)

-- greg

On Wed, Sep 01, 2010 at 10:15:25PM -0600, Tom Ammon wrote:
> I hadn't heard about any 48-port 10GbE switch chips. Fulcrum and Dune  
> don't show anything like that on their websites. Where did you hear  
> about 48-port 10G asics? 24-port chips are pretty easy to find, but I  
> hadn't heard about 48-port'ers.
>
> Tom
>
> On 09/01/2010 07:17 PM, Greg Lindahl wrote:
>> I'm in the market for 48-port 10gig switches (preferably not a
>> chassis), and was wondering if anyone other than Arista and (soon)
>> Voltaire makes them? Force10 seems to only have a chassis that big?
>> Cisco isn't my favorite vendor anyway. One would think that the
>> availability of a single-chip 48-port 10gig chip would lead to more
>> than just 2 vendors selling 'em.
>>
>> -- greg
>>
>>
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