[Beowulf] Performance tuning for Jumbo Frames

Chris Samuel csamuel at vpac.org
Sun Dec 13 21:26:04 EST 2009


----- "Patrick Geoffray" <patrick at myri.com> wrote:

> richard.walsh at comcast.net wrote:
>
> > The common MTU of 1500 was not chosen arbitrarily,
> 
> Never underestimate what a standard committee can do.

Viz the compromise of a 48 byte payload (53 byte cell)
for ATM between the US and Europe..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asynchronous_transfer_mode#Why_cells.3F

cheers,
Chris
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