gig ether cards

Robert Latham robl at mcs.anl.gov
Tue Nov 26 12:24:55 EST 2002


On Tue, Nov 26, 2002 at 09:36:14AM -0500, Mike Davis wrote:
 
> The problem was made worse by the installation of pvfs. Even with the
> most recent version, we could not get dependable performance. We then
> broke channel bonding but seemed to be experiencing pvfs errors at this
> point caused by a lack of bandwith.

Hi mike

let's talk about your pvfs problems on the pvfs-users mailing list
(pvfs-users at beowulf-underground.org).  The short story is that we have
never seen a lack of bandwidth cause pvfs errors, but we can help you
figure out what's causing the errors.  

> That brings me to the question above. I'm going to renetwork my 64p
> cluster for GigEther. Any advice on cards would be greatly appreciated.

the data's a bit old now, but might be a good starting point for you:

http://www.cs.uni.edu/~gray/gig-over-copper/gig-over-copper.html

==rob

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Rob Latham
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