newbie: 16-node 500Mbps design
hahn at coffee.psychology.mcmaster.ca
Sat Aug 19 09:49:10 PDT 2000
> > I think 5 ethernet cards per node working is pushing it. Will you even be
> > able to stuff that many onto your motherboards? If you can, getting linux to
> > work properly with that many cards, generating lots and lots of interrupts, is
> > going to be a challenge, if not impossible. Even with dual fast ethernet,
> > getting maximal performance out of linux TCP is not easy. Check the list
> > archives about TCP stalls to see the problems people are having.
there seems to be quite a lot of urban legendry here. I certainly
don't see any "TCP stalls" or know anyone who does. perhaps on crappy
old 2.2 kernels, but anyone who runs them deserves what they get.
> toolboxes, and less than 5% of total cost. The idea was to say "thank
> you" for the great OS. If there is a better way to spend those 5% in
but saying "thank you" to mandrake is a bit silly, since they're
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