[Beowulf] switch selection

Joe Landman landman at scalableinformatics.com
Thu Mar 5 11:17:55 PST 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.

How large and what traffic over it?

> 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.
> thanks, Gerry

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