is5030 vs sx3036?

thetoad

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what should I know about the differences between the 2? they seem very similiar (an advantage of the is is that it rails seems to be cheaper on the secondary market). it seems more people use the sx3036 here, is there a reason for that? is the is5030 not as easily licensable to ethernet or has some other limitations relative to the sx3036?

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thetoad

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ok. so that answer that Q. what confused me was your post here

https://forums.servethehome.com/index.php?threads/mellanox-sx6036-36ports-qsfp-€150.24158/ where you wrote "MT0724-HCG, = "Mellanox SX6036 FDR14 InfiniBand Switch (oPSE) and ebay Mellanox MT0724-HC4 IS5030 IS50XX Series 0724-011 36x Port InfiniBand Switch JMW | eBay showing that as an is5030.

though now that I see closer, one is MT0724-HCG the other is -HC4, perhaps that makes a difference?

and I guess the ebay title here is misleading USED Mellanox IS5030 Switch 36 Port Managed Gigabit Ethernet InfiniBand | eBay