Wire-rate Packet Capture on 10gbE

Nathan Stratton nathan at robotics.net
Fri Apr 29 15:18:57 UTC 2011

On Fri, 29 Apr 2011, Michael Holstein wrote:

> Those two (thanks to Luca) can get you most of the way there, but to
> really hit the target you need dedicated kit like Endace (and a few
> others) make. They basically do what was represented in the CCC slides
> somebody else posted (FPGA with own logic), but on a PCIe card.
> Once you've got the ethernet -> interface problem addressed, you need to
> examine bottlenecks in interface->bus and particularly bus->disk.

One good open source solution on the disk side is Gluster with 10 gig 
infiniband on the back end. Gluster allows you to build a distributed 
storage over many servers. You can find 10 gig infiniband cards on ebay 
for around $50 and a good 24 port topspin/cisco switch will cost you about 

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