Before and after

Pierre and Gilles have mostly rewired our central servers and labs to the new switch in Sun's Grenoble engineering center.

Here is the before picture:

Before

And here is what it looks like now:

After

Why should anyone care? Well, now we have a 10Gbit backbone between labs, with 800Gbit throughput in the central switch. Pierre ran tests showing that a machine with 1Gbit Ethernet now actually can get 1Gbit throughput to a machine in another lab and network. That means we no longer have to have all equipment for a big test physically located in the same place.

That freedom is a good thing. My expectation is that we will soon be trunking 4 x 1Gbit Ethernet for some of our heavy load tests with OpenDS, for example. 

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