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The Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 works great with a 10 GbE NIC. But at what cost?

Well, I tallied it up – here’s the gear I bought in the course of making this video:

– ASUS XG-C100C 10G NIC: https://amzn.to/3AaAwWQ ($93)
– Mikrotik 5-port 10 Gbps Switch: https://amzn.to/35YaBUx ($139)
– Mikrotik S+RJ10 Transceiver (x3): https://amzn.to/2UaMG1H ($195)
– QNAP QSW-M2108-2C 10G/2.5G Switch: https://amzn.to/3hiBGHe ($308)
– OWC Thunderbolt 3 10G NIC: https://amzn.to/3jlN1Jp ($149)
– ECHOGEAR 20U Open Frame Rack: https://amzn.to/2Sx0nr5 ($200)
– Monoprice Cat6A Riser 500′: https://amzn.to/3hhNTfd ($122)
– TRENDnet 24-port 1U Keystone panel: https://amzn.to/3hiCcoE ($25)
– TRENDnet Shielded Cat6A Keystone Jacks: https://amzn.to/3w20p8d ($56)
– Keystone wall plates: https://amzn.to/3hiCmfK ($11)
– 512 GB M1 Mac mini (plus 10G Ethernet): https://amzn.to/2UN1fZz ($1600)

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Here’s the guide for cross-compiling the Pi OS Linux kernel so you can use this card:

https://github.com/geerlingguy/raspberry-pi-pcie-devices/tree/master/extras/cross-compile

And here’s the page where I have all the details about the ASUS 10G NIC and how I got it working on the Pi Compute Module 4:

https://pipci.jeffgeerling.com/cards_network/asus-xg-c100c-10g.html

Want to make your 10 Gigabit Pi even faster? Check out my guide for going from 3 to 3.6 Gbps: https://www.jeffgeerling.com/blog/2021/getting-faster-10-gbps-ethernet-on-raspberry-pi

#RaspberryPi #Networking #CCNA

Contents:

00:00 – 10 GbE on a Pi?!
00:13 – Testing at 10 Gbps
00:57 – Might as well rewire the house
01:53 – And maybe buy a new Mac
02:24 – Does anything matter?
02:44 – Getting 10G on the Pi
03:39 – The future of multi-gig on Pi
04:22 – SFP+? Fiber? Other NICs to come!
04:35 – Thanks and Outtakes

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