Discussion in 'Networking, Telephony & Internet' started by Smokin Whale, Sep 21, 2014.
With MS yeah.
at the OS level, yes. bt if your NICs support it at the driver level, then it will work on desktop OSes as well
Derp, didn't see the 10g copper ports. The trendnet switch is still several hundred dollars cheaper though, although I've never used a managed trendnet switch before...
The answer to the second is "sort of". SMB multichannel seems to be a bit of a hit and miss for some, depending on NICs, drivers, switches and OS versions. It's one of those things that should just work, and it does for the most part, but it's useless in certain situations. One thing I keep seeing is that it doesn't seem to load balance automatically for some, and MS are still fiddling around with the implementation of it. I honestly haven't played with it much, but I know that my current fileserver can make use of it if I have multiple concurrent transfer streams from it. Dual Intel NICs on an Intel S1200BTL motherboard
why dont you run the desktops in RDP or similar, instead of spending huge amounts on networking? or better, put the ssds in the Workstations and just manage them as workstations? your software is specific... scientific modelling. you might be making pain for yourself in the future if you don't just do the standard high perf workstation storage for them.
What? We run a repair shop. Sometimes we have 5 customer SSDs/HDDs backing up to our server at once, and 3-4 SSDs imaging at the same time, and then we have to restore customer data after the image is complete. Things usually aren't that hectic, but sometimes it happens, and LAN performance becomes an issue. Driver updates and what-not are also done by the server. Currently we have large SSDs in the workstation and image locally, but I'd rather just make things simple and just have a stupid fast fileserver.
Because he images devices and runs a small break-fix shop?
i thought you were that science guy asking about single thread perf in another thread yes, make sense to have a good/fast backup server when doing your sort of work.
Ubiquiti bringing in a 16 port switch L3 lite - 12 SFP+ and 4x 10G-T ports.
I still dont have a need for that at home, but might interest some of you others.
Knowing ubiquiti, it will be fairly affordable.
doubt it will be under Netgear.
And honestly SFP's are canceer.
SFP Direct attach is alright, otherwise modules are expensive. RRP looks to be around 599 AUD.
Now the market gets a little more interesting.
Netgear ProSAFE® M4200 Intelligent Edge Series
Pricing is only slightly horrendous.
Pricing is STILL nuts... no take-up = high price = no take-up.
this still not a thing.
here's me deploying 100GE 'storage*' network, with mutli 40GE server links
seriously for consumer/home level the place to be is second hand market
*it's really more network attach RAM. 56GB/s (that's a big B). microsecond latency.
Cheap(ish), large, hot and noisy as hell. Maybe its not.
Sexy. Got photos?
What needs to die is 2.5/5 GB ethernet tech. Biggest waste of anything ever. NO MIDDLEGROUNDS, UP ALL THE RATES.
I think that depends on where its going to settle in at what price-point.
New tech has always been stupid expensive but 10g really hasn't dropped like previous. If it had followed the same timeline, we'd be getting >$200 desktop boards with rubbish RTL 10G chipsets soldered on about now
just imagine the CPU usage...
Im just starting to put in 40Gbe. I notice Vmware supports 25Gbe and 50GBe.
It seems to be a 100Gb split into 4, like they did with 40Gb.
Speak for yourself. We're rolling out 10GbE to the desktop in the absence of anything between 1GbE and 10.
Considering a 1GbE PHY is $3, and a 10GbE NIC + cable + SFP connectors puts us at about $200-300 per desktop, there's a lot of room in the middle.
Realistic draw for our workstations is around the 2-3Gbit/s per person mark. 1GbE is too slow, LACP is a pain in the balls, and 10GbE means extra cost for overhead we don't need.
2.5/5Gbit/s would be *perfect* for us right now.