fast blackplanes (was Re: Experience with SMC 8624T L2 switches and nics)

Greg Lindahl lindahl at
Wed Feb 26 15:59:48 PST 2003

> Off hand, it appears now to be cheaper per port to go with Myrinet with a
> high number of nodes (128+ node cluster), than it is with a big GigE
> capable switch.

A while ago that number was more like 25 ports. Of course, that
doesn't consider the application-dependent performance, just the
$ of the network.

-- greg

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