Use of hubs not switches

Keith Underwood keithu at
Thu Jun 28 07:51:45 PDT 2001

Of course, some 8 port switches are $100.  Some 16 port switches are $160.
Three 16 ports switches aren't that expensive, but I would at least get an
8 port switch to connect together some of those hubs.  Look at the KLAT2
Flat Neighborhood Network stuff ( for info on
how to best utilize your limited network equipment.


On Thu, 28 Jun 2001, Raymond, James (SCO) wrote:

> I am looking to put together a Beowulf cluster.  I have roughly 40
> workstations of reasonable spec, enough network cards, network cables and
> adequate power.  I do not have any switches but do have enough hubs to run
> the proposed network.  Does anyone know if hubs are adequate enough to run a
> Beowulf cluster??  I hope so as cash for switches is pretty limited at the
> moment.  Hope to hear from someone soon.
> Thanks
> James.
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Keith Underwood                   Parallel Architecture Research Lab (PARL)
keithu at                                  Clemson University

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