From: Leandro Martinez (lmartinez_at_iqm.unicamp.br)
Date: Wed Feb 18 2004 - 07:51:13 CST
We are about to buy something like 20 dual Athlons for
runing NAMD. We are now deciding exactly which hardware to
buy, and we have a few questions:
1. Using 1000 Mbps is critical? For a cluster of that
size 100 Mbps conections are too slow?
2. We are uncertain about buing 1 switch of 24 ports or
3 switches of 8 ports (cheaper), both with the same
velocity, does any one knows if the second option makes the
cluster slower? Any tip about that?
State University of Campinas,
Campinas, SP, Brazil.
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