1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 13, 2018 3:41 PM by yairi

    What are some good budget options for NICs and Switch?


      I have a limited budget, and I want to buy a high speed network interface cards and a switch to connect multiple PCs into a local network (just a couple of meters away from one another) for HPC research.

      Some of the key points for me are:

      • It should be compatible with Windows
      • Speed preferably 56 gigabit
      • Needs to be able to sustain a 100% load at all times
      • Non-managed Switch
      • No SFP(+) uplinks


      Taking all of that into account what models should I look to buy? Perhaps some older models from a couple of years ago?

      What are some caveats in building a system like that that I should consider?

      What should I expect in terms of latency?