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  1. #1
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    OK Guys - URGENT Advice Needed (16:50 GMT deadline)

    Anyone built/maintained a Beowulf before?

    Yes? Good!

    I have my eye on a GB75 16port Full Duplex 10Mbs Switch (2 100/10 ports)

    Any one think this is a worthwile purchase for my 16 x 120Mhx Beowulf I'm gonna build?

    Details of this product are Here

    Cheers Guys!

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    Someone told me that 100Mbps switch is the minimum, Gbps was ideal etc etc. I would've thought that this would be equally so for 16 computers.

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    Yeah, anyway, it's gone up to 150 with a resrve price of 235 (whatever that means).

    I can getta 100/10 16 pt switch for 350 from dabs...



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    Originally posted by TheDaishi:
    Yeah, anyway, it's gone up to 150 with a resrve price of 235 (whatever that means).
    That pretty much means that if no one bids over $235, the seller does not have to sell the item as it's below his desired selling price. IMHO, Reserve pricing sucks as it defeats the entire purpose of auction selling.


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    He's a fool if he thinks he'll get 235 for it, a full 16pt 100/10BaseT Duplex Switch by the same manufacturer is only 302 NEW!

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    I agree. What is the deal with 10Mb ports? I have 4 10/100 ports and I am not impressed with the speed! I want some Gb transfers!

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    Well, at full-duplex, it'll get 20Mbs thoughput per-port, regardless of network load. This would be great, but not a 235. That's just silly. IF it had stayed at 75, I probably would have bought it.

    200Mbs throughput it just so much sexier
    120Mhz Cpu's.... DOH!

    200Mbs x 16 =3.2Gb/s 8-)~~

    Doesn't the word (?) Giga just sound so lovely?

    But think about it. It 10 years time, our 1 Gigahertz PC's are gonna sound pathetic to their Flentiar X2214 650Ghz Acorn's ( )

    (Oh Man, I only 8845 WU's this week! And I only found 17 of ET's mobile calls)

    Just like Acorn/BBC Model B 32K (2Mhz!)
    Compared to a PIII600E



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