[Beowulf] Spanning Tree Protocol and latency: allowing loops in switching networks for minimizing switch hops

Greg Lindahl lindahl at pbm.com
Tue Feb 23 16:10:15 EST 2010


On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 01:23:59PM -0600, Rahul Nabar wrote:

> In the interest of latency minimum switch hops make sense and for that
> loops might sometimes provide the best solution.

STP disables all loops. All you gain is a bit of redundancy, but the
price is high.

-- greg

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