On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 12:48 PM, Edward Ned Harvey
(opensolarisisdeadlongliveopensolaris) <
opensolarisisdeadlongliveopensola...@nedharvey.com> wrote:

> > From: Tim Cook [mailto:t...@cook.ms]
> > Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 3:45 PM
> >
> > I would suggest if you're doing a crossover between systems, you use
> > infiniband rather than ethernet.  You can eBay a 40Gb IB card for under
> > $300.  Quite frankly the performance issues should become almost a non-
> > factor at that point.
> I like that idea too - but I thought IB couldn't do crossover.  I thought
> a switch is required?

Crossover should be fine as long as you have a subnet manager on one of the
hosts.  Now you're going to ask me where you can get a subnet manager for
illumos/solaris/whatever, and I'm going to have to plead the fifth because
I haven't looked into it.

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