Floyer: Gigabit Ethernet is Not Taking Over the World of HPC

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Wikibon CTO David Floyer reports that Gigabit Ethernet is not taking over the world of HPC.

If part of an organization is saying that Ethernet should be the only interconnect, make sure they do not have responsibility for performance IO and Performance computing. If a vendor is arguing that Ethernet is the only way to go for performance computing or performance IO, talk to another vendor. Pick the appropriate interconnect technology for the job, and then pick the best vendor and department to deliver and manage the computing reliant on that technology.

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