[Beowulf] Cluster Networking
hahn at mcmaster.ca
Wed Jul 15 22:16:54 EDT 2009
>> 1. Is there any influence on performance of a NFS-server from the
>> of x32 CPU and OS instead of x64, if all other characteristics of the
64bitness is, at this level, purely a matter of register width, number and
address-space size. it might very well be that an NFS server would show
an advantage to 64b if configured with a very large pagecache and a read
>> system, i.e. amount of RAM, soft-SATA-II RAID 0, Realtek GLAN NIC are
>> the same?
> I would say no - but I don't run any 32 bit machines as NFS servers!
I can't think of any reason to prefer 64b for NFS servers, except that
32b-only machines tend to be older (and thus limited in memory and IO
> Being even more honest, I would look at this Realtek NIC and consider
> putting in
> An Intel E1000 based card. Also look closely at network tuning
I'd be pretty surprised if any Gb nic couldn't manage wire speed.
Beowulf mailing list, Beowulf at beowulf.org sponsored by Penguin Computing
To change your subscription (digest mode or unsubscribe) visit http://www.beowulf.org/mailman/listinfo/beowulf
More information about the Beowulf