myrinet vs gigabit

Nate Fuhriman nfuhriman at
Thu Feb 22 08:01:00 PST 2001

For some information on the speeds achievable with myrinet see

for the performance of myrinet see

for the performance of gigabit see

To answer the question which is better is a bit complicated. What you
are using it for will determine which is better. If you are sure you
will never need to exceed the speed of gigabit then that is probably you

best bet. If you are transferring a large amount of data from node to
node then something like dolphin (see can keep up with
that. Really it is up to you to decided just how much you want in price
vs performance that your application will use.

sorry I lost the origional message

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