Recommendations on NICs used for Channel Bonding (concerns with Intel etherexpress)

David Grant davidgrant at
Mon Feb 12 06:15:19 PST 2001

 Hi Tom,

 I've used the 3COM EEPro in an Intel based cluster in a channel bonding
 environment  on Red Hat 6.2 quite sucessfully.   For switching gear, we
 opted for an Extreme Summit 48 switch.  The end result was an immensely
 satisfied end user...:-)


 David A. Grant,  V.P. Cluster Technologies
 GSH Intelligent Integrated Systems
 95 Fairmount St. Fitchburg Ma 01450
 Phone 603.898.9717       Fax 603.898.9719
 Email: davidg at      Web:
 "Providing High Performance Computing Solutions for Over a Decade"
 ----- Original Message -----
 From: "Tom Woo" <twoo at>
 To: <beowulf at>
 Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2001 3:34 PM
 Subject: Recommendations on NICs used for Channel Bonding (concerns with
 Intel etherexpress)

 > Hi all,
 > I'm looking to do channel bonding (2x) with 100BT switched ethernet
 > involving about 64 machines.  The 3 test machines I currently have all
 > Intel Ether express Pros (INTEL ETHEREXPRESS PRO 10/100+ PCI PILA8460B)
 > They all work great with channel bonding on redhat 6.2 and 7.0.  However,
 > i've been told that for channel bonding these NICs may not be the best.
 > Thus, I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations on what are the
 > NICs for channel bonding, or what NICs to avoid when channel bonding.
 > Thanks in Advance.
 > Tom
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 > University of Western Ontario
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