Factors to consider for mass broadcasting on a switch

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Hi all,
I am a newbie in network domain and will need your expertise :p
Scenario:
2 grps of servers (grp A - 3 units, grp B - 10 units) are connected in the same segment on a Cisco 2960g, WS-C2960G-24TC-L.
Each server only has one 100Mbps network interface connected in this segment.
The task of  each grp A server is to constantly broadcast 100Gb/day of data to everyone else in the segment.
Problem:
How do I determine if the switch can handle the constant daily broadcasting or rather, will there be a chokept?. What attributes of a switch or factors should I consider? (e.g. switching fabric capacity? forwarding rate?)
My thoughts:
Assuming a max throughput of 100Mbps per grp A server, then 360 gb of data can be transmitted in an hr. So transmitting 100gb per day should not be a problem. The switch's 32Gbps switching fabric capacity and 35.7mpps forwarding rate surely can handle the load.
I am also considering Cisco 4948, WS-C2948-S, overkill?
Thanks in advance.
Regards,
Jason
    


Software/Hardware used:
cisco 2960g, server

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Hello,

The 2960G model is built for handling the higher throughput of packets and usage. I believe you would be fine. There isn’t much over-subscription on that model switch.

Thanks!

Ryan

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