Alteon ACEnic card

He Ding eric at cray.evl.uic.edu
Mon Oct 2 15:08:21 EDT 2000


Hi,

Have you checked out
http://www.cs.duke.edu/ari/trapeze/tcp-clarity.html

They hacked the OS kernel and made 970Mb/s over Alteon.  Has somebody
duplicate that?


Eric He 
PhD student
Electronic Visualization Laboratory
University of Illinois at Chicago 
(312) 996-3002



On Mon, 2 Oct 2000, Stefano wrote:

> 
> On Fri, 29 Sep 2000, Gary Stiehr wrote:
> 
> > Hi,
> > 	We are looking at Alteon's ACEnic card for use in our cluster.  I was
> > wondering what people's experiences have been with the performance of
> > Alteon ACEnic cards.  Which switches do you use with the cards?  Do you
> > take advantage of the "jumbo frames?"  Any information would be helpful.
> > 
> 
> my personal experience, with similar cards (netgear), is simply .... bad.
> We have many double xeons with 64bits PCI slots. Since we are using fast
> 100 switch, and bandwidth is never enough, I bought 2 netgear cards and
> optical cable to make some tests. Xeons are too slow to handle this 
> bandwidth while running jobs, so the effective bandwith is near the fast
> 100 connection. This is my "personal", sad, experience. Other users may 
> be more lucky !
> 
> Stefano
> 
> > Thank you,
> > Gary Stiehr
> > Instructional Technology Services
> > University of Missouri - St. Louis
> > gary at umsl.edu
> > 
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