Meanwhile... I'm still waiting
for affordable Consumer 10Gbps Network Cards and Switches.
Mellanox is putting itself forward at the heart of faster Ethernet data centre networks, with both chips and switches pitched at 25 Gbps, 50 Gbps and 100 Gbps deployments. Speaking to The Register ahead of the launch, the company's VP of marketing Gilad Shainer said the silicon provides “the only non-blocking 100 Gbps switch …
There are some interestingly priced cards from Winyao in China but I can't find any reviews:
ZyXel has a 24 port gigabit switch with two 10GbE SFP ports for under £500:
Bound to be lots of criticism for these, but it always takes someone to start pushing prices lower.
At the consumer level, it still seems to be cheapest to look for second hand Infiniband gear. eg:
Note - I don't have any relationship to that seller. It's just the cheapest MHGH28-XTC that showed up on Ebay when looking now. ;)
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