[Beowulf] Re: TOE on Linux? (Prentice Bisbal)

Maurice Hilarius maurice at harddata.com
Wed May 14 16:38:22 EDT 2008


> Prentice Bisbal <prentice at ias.edu> wrote:
>
> Does anyone know of any network cards/drivers that support TOE (TCP
> Offload Engine) for Linux? A hardware vendor just told me that Linux
> does not support the TOE features of *any* network card.
>
> Given Linux's strong presence in HPC and the value of having TOE in a
> cluster, I find that hard to believe.
>
>   
Maybe there are some good reasons?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TCP_Offload_Engine

http://lwn.net/Articles/148697/

I did hear of Chelsio doing it, but nothing certain either.



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