[Beowulf] Demo-cluster ideas

Douglas Eadline deadline at eadline.org
Mon Feb 1 13:51:47 PST 2016

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>> From: "Douglas Eadline" <deadline at eadline.org>
>> To: "doug lattman" <doug.lattman at L-3com.com>
>> Cc: "olli-pekka lehto" <olli-pekka.lehto at csc.fi>, beowulf at beowulf.org
>> Sent: Monday, 1 February, 2016 19:12:21
>> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] Demo-cluster ideas
>>> What about Broadcom ethernet chips?
>> Good option, hard to find on the low-cost SFF boards, however.
>> As a matter of fact, I wish there were more options
>> for on-board Ethernet chip sets. I use and
>> test mostly top-tier mostly microATX boards for
>> my Limulus desk-side clusters.
> We're already set on the hardware side as we have some sponsored
> Intel NUCs (NUC5i7RYH). Seems like a good piece of kit and has the
> Intel chipset. Really looking forward to also testing how it measures
> up to our E5v3 -based IB-cluster and Cray.

If you can, use HP Procurve switches, HP makes some low cost
unmanaged switches, they performs the best.


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