[Beowulf] switch selection
matt at technoronin.com
Thu Mar 5 11:34:15 PST 2009
On Thu, 5 Mar 2009, Gerry Creager wrote:
> I recall a couple of recent arguments, so I'm wondering if someone could
> summarize the discussion on gigabit switches for HPC/clusters.
> 1. If memory serves, NetGear wasn't a great choice?
> 2. HP Procurve got some good reviews.
> I've been asked for an opinion by some folks building a small, dedicated
> cluster. I'd told them of my misgivings on NetGear, and now I've gotta give
> a recommendation.
> I am asking for the collective wisdom. That said, I'll comment that I've
> been happy with out Procurve 5012zl but it's a bit larger than they need or
> would grow into.
The Linksys 48 port managed switches seem to be very unreliable. I
recommend avoiding them.
It's not what I know that counts.
It's what I can remember in time to use.
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