[Beowulf] 10GbE topologies for small-ish clusters?

Igor Kozin i.n.kozin at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 12 08:22:52 PDT 2011


Gnodal was probably the first to announce a 1U 72 port switch
http://www.gnodal.com/docs/Gnodal%20GS7200%20datasheet.pdf
Other vendors either have announced or will be probably announcing
dense packaging too.

On 12 October 2011 15:52, Chris Dagdigian <dag at sonsorol.org> wrote:
>
> First time I'm seriously pondering bringing 10GbE straight to compute
> nodes ...
>
> For 64 servers (32 to a cabinet) and an HPC system that spans two racks
> what would be the common 10 Gig networking topology be today?
>
> - One large core switch?
> - 48 port top-of-rack switches with trunking?
> - Something else?
>
> Regards,
> Chris
>
>
>
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