Re: look for benchmark with myrinet vs. 100-BT

From: C. Klein <>
Date: Sun 04 Aug 2002 10:21:29 +0200


this is not 100% related to your question, but may be of interest:

I have very recently constructed a test cluster with gigabit ethernet
(copper) cards. My first impression is that the performance increase
(compared to 100MB ethernet) is rather small. This may be due to
non-optimized network settings, but the first - and second - experiences
do not make me enthusiastic. Myrinet will probably give you better
results (for a higher price). I believe that gigabit ethernet is limited
because it contains many "standards" that have been carried over from
the 10MB ethernet era, like small packet sizes, etc.

Best regards,

Received on Sun Aug 04 2002 - 01:21:29 PDT
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