Is anyone using non GigE for the RAC Interconnect?

From: Martin Bach <>
Date: Thu, 10 Nov 2011 22:24:28 +0100 (CET)
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Good morning all,

I'm putting material together for a presentation and in this context was wondering if anyone was using anything other than 1GigE and UDP for the RAC Interconnect. Exadata - users need not reply ;)

  Most new hardware you order such as the BL68x blades (which I love!) come with 10G Ethernet adapters but I assume the majority of RAC deployments hasn't made the transition to 10GE yet. Or am I wrong?

Now while 1GE is probably the rule with 10GE quickly catching up, what's the situation for Infiniband-anyone outside the Exadata world using it? One of the companies I worked for a while back used IP over Infiniband, but that seems quite wasteful compared to the use of the RDS protocol (which also uses Infiniband).

All opinions and observations greatly appreciated!

Martin Bach
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