gbit nics

David van der Spoel spoel at
Thu Dec 6 01:31:18 PST 2001


I was browsing the 3com website for Gbit nics. I'm looking for a Gbit NIC
that will do PXE, so that basically means 3com.

Does anybody know what is the difference between the 3com server nics and
desktop nics? Both types adhere to IEEE standards, and both are supported
under Linux. Why is the server card 5 times more expensive? Did people
compare these cards in a beowulf/cluster setup?

Groeten, David.
Dr. David van der Spoel, 	Biomedical center, Dept. of Biochemistry
Husargatan 3, Box 576,  	75123 Uppsala, Sweden
phone:	46 18 471 4205		fax: 46 18 511 755
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