[Gluster-devel] really interesting interconnect

nathan at robotics.net nathan at robotics.net
Fri Nov 2 02:34:53 UTC 2007

On Thu, 1 Nov 2007, Christopher Hawkins wrote:


> 							But given the huge
> price premium for IB networks, I would think that a GAMMA translator would
> put GlusterFS way over the top as a price to performance leader in the super
> storage market. We're talking about getting serious I/O out of plain old gig
> ethernet! Opinions?

Well I guess I don't see why it is needed, I mean, infiniband does not 
cost much at all on the used market. I just bought 16 dual 10 gig cards 
for an avg cost of $83 including shipping from ebay and 25 port and 4 10 
gig switches cost me $1350 each. I don't think that is a lot to pay get 8 
servers with 2 switches in two pops. The only downside is that gluster is 
just not ready for production network, so I am now looking at lustre.

Nathan Stratton                         CTO, 264 Networks, LLC
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