3Com o Cisco Switch: What is the best choice ?
Andrés Felipe CALDERÓN
andresfc at ideam.gov.co
Mon Feb 21 14:38:57 PST 2000
We're building a beowulf cluster, connected like the ANUWulf cluster
(a FNN case, http://tux.anu.edu.au/Projects/Beowulf).
Each machine have 3 EEPro cards, the nodes are divided in four groups,
A switch connects all nodes in one group with all nodes in another (for
a total of 6 switches).
Our providers offer two options.
6 switches Cisco Catalyst 3548 XL Enterprise Edition (48Ports 100/10 + 2
or, 12 switches 3Com SuperStack® 3 Switch 3300 XM (24 Ports) , our
provider said that the switches can be stacked together using a matrix
cable for two units (what does "stack using a matrix cable" mean?)
What is the best choice, 6 Cisco switches or a 2x6 3Com switches?
Thanks in advance,
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