High Speed Beowulf Cluster using gigabit ethernet

Slick . slick at asia.com
Mon Feb 4 19:00:02 EST 2002

> Well, I just bought GbE cards for $36 each, and a couple 4 port GbE switches
> for $130 each. Per port cost is $69. Get creative on how to connect things
> to get the bandwidth you want. As long as you stay below 20 nodes or so
> it shouldn't be too bad. Latency is still an issue though. 8 port GbE
> switches go for $600 or so at the moment so less cost effective but less
> switches needed if that will help the layout/performance.

$36 GbE NIC's in the US ? The lowest i heard of was Intel's GbE NIC's for $69.

Would you mind sending me the links to the site you brought it from ?




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