[Beowulf] cheap 48 port gigabit ethernet switch w/ jumbo frames?

Yaroslav Halchenko list-beowulf at onerussian.com
Tue Feb 8 06:16:19 PST 2005

On my latest researches on switches I've found SMC8648T (48 ports) which
does support jumbo 9K and cost 2400$ and is managed

Does anyone has experience with such thing or I should check out also
Nortell switches which are approx 50% more expensive


On Thu, Jan 20, 2005 at 01:22:57PM -0500, Tom Rockwell wrote:
> Hi,

> I'm looking for a switch that will be used for NFS traffic on a cluster 
> of about 40 nodes.  The nodes will have Broadcom 5704 ethernet.  From 
> what I've read, jumbo frames is important for getting the best NFS 
> performance over gigabit ethernet.

> D-link and Netgear have newer 48 port switches priced below managed 
> switches.  The D-link is model DGS-1248T 
> http://dlink.com/products/?sec=2&pid=367 and the Netgear is model GS748T 
> http://netgear.com/products/details/GS748T.php.  Each are about $1200 or 
> so.  I'm unable to find info on their websites specifying whether these 
> switches support jumbo frames.  Anyone know?

> Thanks,
> Tom Rockwell
> Michigan State University
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