10-GigE for servers

Livio Zanol Puppim livio.zanol.puppim at gmail.com
Tue May 12 06:13:29 CDT 2009


Cisco is trying to push another kind of adapter called CNA, integrating
Ethernet and FCoE for use in a "loss less" network. It uses several
proprietary specifications.

More information can be obtained here:

http://www.qlogic.com/Products/Datanetworking_products_CNA_QLE8042.aspx
http://www.qlogic.com/SiteCollectionDocuments/Products/Products_RightNAV_pdf%27s/Fibre%20Channel%20HBAs/SN0230938-00.pdf
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/ps10265/ps10280/data_sheet_c78-524774.html
http://www.emulex.com/products/strategic-direction/oneconnect-universal-cna.html

gg

2009/5/3 Rodrick Brown <rodrick.brown at gmail.com>

> 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.
> > nathan at robotics.net                         nathan at blinkmind.com
> > http://www.robotics.net                        http://www.blinkmind.com
>
>
>
> --
> [ Rodrick R. Brown ]
> http://www.rodrickbrown.com http://www.linkedin.com/in/rodrickbrown
>
>


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