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A ‘Maverick Fabric’ for Big Data Analytics

Over at Network World, Gnodal CEO Bob Fernande writes, just as in HPC clusters, plain old Ethernet doesn’t cut it for Big Data Analyitics. He then proposes a different approach with a new “maverick fabric.”

Such a fabric should have a way to eliminate network congestion within a multi-switch Ethernet framework to free up available bandwidth in the network fabric. It also should significantly improve performance by negotiating load-balancing flows between switches with no performance hit and, use a “fairness” algorithm that prioritizes packets in the network and ensures that broadcast data or other large frame traffic, such as localized storage sub-systems, will not unfairly consume bandwidth.

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