Tag: Gigabit Ethernet
Cluster computing systems have caused disruptive changes in the HPC market. One consequence of the range of requirements for cluster networking is that the leading interconnects in HPC are Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), which is based on Ethernet networking standard, and InfiniBand, delivering upwards of 10X performance vs. GbE. Both show significant deployment in HPC.
So far, 10GbE has been a high-end luxury for environments that want maximum performance regardless of cost, but that’s changing fast. The per-port pricing gap between 10GbE and alternate network options is narrowing rapidly as more vendors increase the competitive pressure on pricing for related components.
The advent of 10 Gigabit Ethernet created major opportunities for equipment startups, but this may not be the case for the future 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet markets.
Woven Systems has added a new 10 Gigabit Ethernet top-of-rack switch to its product lineup. The TRX 200 is aimed at high performance datacenter environments requiring a scalable Ethernet fabric.