Help needed regarding Ethernet Switch
atctam at csis.hku.hk
Sun Sep 2 23:18:36 PDT 2001
At 07:50 AM 9/3/2001 +0200, Jakob Østergaard wrote:
>On Sun, Sep 02, 2001 at 09:20:12PM -0700, Sakthivel Narayanan wrote:
> > Dear Lists,
> > We are having a 20 node linux cluster with
> > 24 port 10/100 Mbps Intel EtherExpress
> > 510T (manageable & stackable) switch. We would like
> > to add some more machines with the existing cluster.
> > I want to buy one more Ethernet Switch and stack with
> > the existing Intel 510T switch.
> > I need your suggestion for the following.
> > 1. Can i go for one more Intel 510T E-switch with
> > stackable interface module and stack with the
> > existing switch.
>We have that here:
>The stacking module is advertised as 1Gbit, but when you receive it
>the docs will tell you it's actually 400 Mbit full duplex. However,
>that may be enough (?)
This is likely coming from the 800 Mbps aggregated bandwidth
limitation of the 510T switch. Don't trust those advertised info.
They claimed this switch has a 2.2 Gb backplane, however,
some where in their datasheet, it has mentioned the 800 Mbps
BTW, if you want to have a medium-sized cluster with good network
performance, I would suggest using the Cisco catalyst 2948G or
2980G, which has 48 or 80 FE ports respectively. I have tested
on the 2980G, its performance looks promising, however, I have
only tested it with 32 ports, which is the largest size of our
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