From: ray at domain offler.phbrink.ie
Date: Tue 29 Feb 2000 - 12:52:38 GMT
On Tue, Feb 29, 2000 at 12:43:53PM +0000, John P. Looney wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 29, 2000 at 12:10:54PM +0000, John Mc Donald mentioned:
> > We had a "proof-of-concept" Beowulf set-up last year consisting of 16 486's.
> > We hope to escalate this year to a ~10 node Pentium III 100Mbps Switched
> > Ethernet system.
> Would it not be cheaper to put four ethernet cards in each machine,
> rather than going for a switch ? it's a good bit faster/cheaper/cool
I can see a cabling & lack of expansion capability nightmare here, especially
if the collection of Multi-NIC machines here are anything to go by
Class idea though once you've figured out how to avoid knotted cat-5
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