gbit nics

W Bauske wsb at
Thu Dec 6 02:04:53 PST 2001

David van der Spoel wrote:
> Hi
> 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?

That sort of price difference is usually fiber vs copper connection.
Fiber cards are very expensive.


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