Giganet vs. Myrinet vs. gigabit

Greg Lindahl lindahl at conservativecomputer.com
Thu Oct 18 12:25:14 EDT 2001


On Thu, Oct 18, 2001 at 11:21:05AM -0400, Donald Becker wrote:

> Giganet is apparently being repositioned by Emulex as a niche product.
> In an interesting move, Emulex is instead promoting a programmable
> gigabit Ethernet adapter as a SCSI-over-IP host channel adapter.
>     http://wwwip.emulex.com/ip/index.html

Before Giganet was purchased, they had already moved away form
building hardware to instead building software that ran on normal gigE
adapters. This Emulex thing is that product. Emulex would never have
paid all that money for VIA hardware.

They claim to be able to do 1 Gb/s iSCSI transfers at less than 10%
host CPU overhead. A conventional gigE driver eats what, 50% of the
cpu?

g


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