10-GigE for servers

Rodrick Brown rodrick.brown at gmail.com
Sun May 3 08:54:05 CDT 2009


2009/5/1 Nathan Stratton <nathan at robotics.net>:
> On Fri, 1 May 2009, Jason Shoemaker wrote:
>
>> My company is looking for ways to improve throughput for data transfers
>> between individual servers.  We’re exploring the creation of Etherchannels
>> using multiple server NICs, but Etherchannel seems to have the limitation
>> of
>> not supporting per-packet load-balancing, therefore limiting traffic
>> between
>> two individual hosts to 1 Gig.
>
> Have you thought about Infiniband? Dual 10 gig cards cost about $50 and 24
> port switches about $1200 on ebay. Infiniband has just a fraction of the
> latency of ethernet (even 10 get eth). You get the lowest latency if your
> application supports Infiniband, but if not you can run IP over IB.
>
Infiniband is dying technology..
>
>> <>
>
> Nathan Stratton                                CTO, BlinkMind, Inc.
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