[Beowulf] Ethernet break through?

Greg Lindahl greg.lindahl at qlogic.com
Tue Apr 3 15:09:01 EDT 2007


On Tue, Apr 03, 2007 at 02:26:17PM -0400, Kyle Spaans wrote:

> On a related, yet more serious note:
> Would something like this:
> http://www.killernic.com/KillerNic/
> Be applicable to beowulf?

Now that's weird:

* it's an offload engine
* it claims to "lower your ping" i.e. help short messages
* it claims to let you play while downloading torrents

#2 is hard, #3 is harder, as traffic shaping isn't very effective
against torrents.

-- greg

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