High Speed Beowulf Cluster using gigabit ethernet
xyzzy at speakeasy.org
Mon Feb 4 20:59:29 PST 2002
On Mon, 4 Feb 2002, Velocet wrote:
> > $36 GbE NIC's in the US ? The lowest i heard of was Intel's GbE NIC's for $69.
> > Would you mind sending me the links to the site you brought it from ?
> $34.50 USD for ADDTRON GBE based on the NS83820 (or is that 82830?)
> not sure if its a 32 or 64 bit card though.
The $36 addtron cards that a few places have on pricewatch are 32bit cards. I
also see Ark GA-2500T and D-Link DGE-500T cards for $44-50 from a few places.
The cheapest 64-bit cards seem to be some more Addtron ones starting at $67.
Addtron claims their 320T and 620T (64bit) cards work with Linux. I don't
know what the ark and dlink cards' status is. The quality of the driver (
stability, hardware TCP/IP checksum, jumbo frames, etc.) and any motherboards
incompatibilities are also a big question.
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