[ILUG] Beowulf's in Ireland
John Mc Donald
johnmcd at cs.may.ie
Tue Feb 29 14:18:46 GMT 2000
Unfortunately we don't have much flexibility here since the system will actually
a SCAN(SuperComputer :-) at Night) i.e. it's actually a small network of PC's in
use in our Music Dept. Perhaps if we eventually get some money thrown our way
we will be able to move on to a more dedicated setup.
Also, what kind of topology would you suggest with the setup you have mentioned?
If you are linking them through hubs don't you still have collision problems?
"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
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