High throughput bgp links using gentoo + stipped kernel

Ben ben at meh.net.nz
Sun May 19 23:32:31 UTC 2013


On Sun, May 19, 2013 at 11:48:17AM -0400, Nick Khamis wrote:
> > But really you should get some newerish hardware with on-cpu PCIe and
> > memory controllers (and preferably QPI). That architectural jump really
> > upped the networking throughput of commodity hardware, probably by
> > orders of magnitude (people were doing 40Gbps routing using standard
> > Linux 5 years ago).
> Any ideas of the setup??? Maybe as far as naming some chipset, interface?
> And xserver that is the best candidate. Will google.. :)

Base model e5 CPU is generally considered adequate, and has direct link between
cache and PCI bypassing memory.

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/io/data-direct-i-o-faq.html

Motherboard is likely to have i350 chipset for ethernet.  

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ethernet-controllers/ethernet-i350-server-adapter-brief.html

Ben.



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