High Performance Render Farm networking

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  1. ycp

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    Hey Guys,

    I have a render farm with 150 clients and it keeps getting larger over time.
    My main server where all the clients are working off of has a 10gbps Mellanox X2 card.
    But all the bandwidth of that card is used up. I want to add more clients but the server network connection is the bottleneck.
    What are the cheapest options with used equipment in which i can somehow get like a 40gbps connection out of my server to a switch with a 40gbps connection?
    Then i would like to take a 10gbps connection from the 40gbps switch to switches at each rack with the render clients.
    All ideas are welcome.
     
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  2. BoredSysadmin

    BoredSysadmin Active Member

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    Mellanox X3?
     
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  3. ycp

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    Whats a good switch to go along with that Mellanox X3
     
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  5. LukeP

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    why do you only have one main server? add another one.
     
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