From: Paul Jakma (paul.jakma at domain compaq.com)
Date: Tue 29 Feb 2000 - 15:21:18 GMT
On Tue, 29 Feb 2000, John P. Looney wrote:
> No. Back-to-back, like all the high-end beowulf systems. They usually
> have a single connection to a hub or switch, and a few back-to-back
> connections to other machines. With four cards, in a 16-machine cluster,
> you can get 25% of your machines with dedicated back to back full duplex
> 100mbit/sec connections, and the other's hang off a cheap switch.
ah.. ok. Nice system - hypercube.
But those multiport NIC's are expensive, aren't they?
> That said, my brother is selling gigabit ethernet PCI cards for £400 a
> piece, so even that's not an amazingly expensive alternative.
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