23 September 2018

23rd of September

Farm status
Intel GPUs
All running Seti overnight

Nvidia GPUs

Raspberry Pis
All running Einstein BRP4 work

Networking upgrades
I am looking at upgrading the internal network to 10 gigabit. Its a toss up of getting a cheaper unmanaged switch, the ASUS XG-2008 which gives 2 x 10GbE plus 8 x 1GbE for $349 AUD, or a Netgear smart-managed switch which gives the same ports but costs $90 more.

I have one device currently with a 10GbE network port in it, I have a few with dual 1GbE network ports that are teamed/bonded together. To get link aggregation (sometimes call port trunking) you need a managed switch. In addition to that I would also need to get a full 10GbE switch to plug the other ones into and they are around $930 AUD for the XS708T (8 x 10GbE) or $1800 for the XS716T (16 x 10GbE). There are slightly cheaper models such as the XS708E ($690) and XS716E ($1460) which have less features. The Netgear ones come with a lifetime warranty unlike the ASUS which only has the statutory 1 year warranty.

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