ethernet and switches, was Re: [rescue] Mozilla Firefox
jdboyd at jdboyd.net
Fri Apr 23 09:14:05 CDT 2004
On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 09:07:47PM -0500, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> <set mode=$work>
> As far as new technologies go, InfiniBand is a pretty awesome networking
> topology, especially considering its value. $Work is working on
> getting a small IB network set up, and is considering a proposal for
> something very large connected using it.
> Compared to Myrinet, it doesn't suck, and compared to Quadrix, seeing
> its price doesn't make you go blind. Right now, IB is faster than
> Myrinet (and cheaper). Of course, the bandwith is wasted unless you've
> got something with PCI-X slots, which rules out all of the Rescuable
> computers I know about.
What about GSN? Thoughts on that? I keep hearing nice things about it
from my boss, but I never seem to see anyone using it.
Also, don't they make XIO IB cards?
> <set mode=$home>
> FDDI (and it's slower friend, Token Ring) are fun, but not useful for
> $work_stuff. At home, however, I've got a FDDI network (aka how to
> push 100Mbit/s out of a MCA RS/6000) and a TR one (S/390 console).
Do you also use FastE at home? If so how do you route between them?
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