[Beowulf] channel bonding

steve_heaton at iinet.net.au steve_heaton at iinet.net.au
Sun Aug 7 16:39:51 PDT 2005

G'day Andrew and all

Not sure if MP_Lite is what you were thinking of? Sorry if this turns out to be



> From: Andrew Piskorski <atp at piskorski.com>
> Subject: Re: [Beowulf] channel bonding
> To: beowulf at beowulf.org
> Cc: Tim Mattox <tmattox at gmail.com>, asada at dsee.fee.unicamp.br
> Message-ID: <20050807164056.GA18738 at piskorski.com>
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> The current latest is from 21 June 2005:
>   http://unc.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/bonding/bonding.txt
> That's the stock channel bonding shipped witht the kernel.  I vaguely
> remember reading (probably a year or more ago) that its maximum
> througput is achieved with 2 gigabit cards - adding a 3rd card
> actually decreases througput.  (Is this still true?)
> Also, that there's a different implementation somewhere, not shipped
> with the kernel, which is both faster with two cards, and allows
> further bandwith increase by adding a 3rd bonded gigabit ethernet
> card.  Unfortunately, I can't remember what that project is called,
> nor where I read about it.  Does anyone else remember?
> -- 
> Andrew Piskorski <atp at piskorski.com>
> http://www.piskorski.com/

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