[Beowulf] Good 1 Gbit switches - which ones?

Gerry Creager N5JXS gerry.creager at tamu.edu
Fri May 21 15:35:00 PDT 2004

I just bought Foundry EdgeIrons at about $3K for 24 ports.  Excellent 
performance, and stellar small packet performance as tested in my 
network engineering lab (Anritsu MD1230).  The latest variant of HP 
ProCurve looks good by the specs, but I'd been able to test the EdgeIrons...

Konstantin Kudin wrote:
>  Hi there,
>  Can anyone offer an insight with respect to 1 Gbit switches for a
> Beowulf cluster? There are all these reports that a lot of inexpensive
> switches on the market tend to choke under heavy internal traffic. Can
> anyone suggest an affordable switch with good internal bandwidth, which
> was tested under heavy load, and actually worked well?
>  Thanks!
>  Konstantin
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