[Beowulf] ethernet bonding performance comparison "802.3ad" vs Adaptive Load Balancing

Martin Siegert siegert at sfu.ca
Thu Sep 18 11:57:56 EDT 2008


On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 02:18:33PM +0100, John Hearns wrote:
> 
>    2008/9/18 Eric Thibodeau <[1]kyron at neuralbs.com>
> 
>    Wooo...I  think  I'll  explore  this  then  with my new machines, link
>    aggregation on the head node will come in handy for diskless nodes ;)
> 
>    These  days,  would you not be better speccing a 10Gbps ethernet card,
>    and a switch with a couple of 10Gbps ports?

Absolutely. That probably is cheaper than buying a switch that supports
bonding in a HPC sense (round-robin).

Cheers,
Martin
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