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

Robert Horton robh at dongle.org.uk
Wed Feb 24 07:12:07 EST 2010


On Tue, 2010-02-23 at 13:23 -0600, Rahul Nabar wrote:
> In the interest of latency minimum switch hops make sense and for that
> loops might sometimes provide the best solution.

Using STP won't give you a latency advantage; it just disables some
links in a network with loops so you have a single spanning tree.

Rob

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