Kingston KNE1x0TX for Beowulf
Scott L. Delinger
Fri Jul 16 14:34:51 1999
(sorry about the cross-post, but it isn't a bug, but not quite an
I (based on the netperf results rgb posted on www.netperf.org) ordered
KNE100TX cards for my 17-node Beowulf. The machines are beginning to come
in, and they have been shipped with KNE110TX (PNIC chip). I ran netperf
between two nodes. I'm wondering if I should request that they order the
KNE100TX cards and take these others back (they are willing and groveling
at the moment).
Linux 2.2.10 every node
PentiumIII 500 each node
512 MB RAM each node
Switch: (temp while waiting for my Foundry FastIron)
Asante FriendlyNet FS4004E (4-port) w/ 1-Gbps backplane, in
adaptive cut-through mode, with only these two nodes connected 100BaseTX-FD.
TCP_RR using rgb's command line (www.netperf.org posting):
131070 131070 1 1 59.99 8384.22
TCP_STREAMS using rgb's command line (www.netperf.org):
131070 131070 40966 60.00 87.52
So, it appears that I've got twice (2.003) times the Transaction Rate /s,
but 93.5% of the throughput. Do you think the throughput would improve with
the Kingston KNE100TX?
Scott L. Delinger, Ph.D.
Senior System Administrator
Department of Chemistry, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2G2