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Blade Switch Comparison Question.

chuckk281
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Blade Switch Comparison Question.

Question:

 

We have a customer that is doing aircraft traffic simulations for airports/country.  Their application requires a graphics card for each blade and each blade represents an airplane in flight.  The jobs are dispatched through a master controller (I don't know if the blades also communicate directly with each other).  This program started close to two years ago with xw460c blade workstations with fx560 graphics and BLc Bnt 1GbE2 interconnects in the enclosures.  They currently have 16 full enclosures operational and they have an open order for an additional 8 enclosures.  The factory says the BLc BNT 1GbE2 is no longer available and wants to substitute the BLc GbE2c LY 2/3.

 

Is the performance of these two switches the same?  Is the management of these two switches the same?

It is critical to this customer that all switches in this network can be configured to interoperate at the same performance level and provide the same capabilities.

 

Answer from Derek:

 

As far as they are concerned it is the same beast but can support L3 functionality if needed - the earlier model could not.