ethernet and switches, was Re: [rescue] Mozilla Firefox
mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Apr 22 21:13:14 CDT 2004
On Apr 22, 2004, at 10:07 PM, Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> Still, I love the idea of circuit-switched networks, instead of packet
> switched ones like ethernet. Mmmm, low latency.
Yeah, it'd be great if the cell size were larger than 53 bytes. A
single keystroke in telnet, for example, results in something like a
72-byte backet (or somewhere around that range). ATM just doesn't do
TCP/IP very well at all.
> Anyways, unswitched FDDI, like unswitched ethernet, still doesn't scale
Uhhhhh, where did you hear that? Media utilization rates greater
than 95% are commonplace on FDDI. It was built to scale, and it does.
> Compared to Myrinet, it doesn't suck, and compared to Quadrix, seeing
> its price doesn't make you go blind. Right now, IB is faster than
> Myrinet (and cheaper). Of course, the bandwith is wasted unless you've
> got something with PCI-X slots, which rules out all of the Rescuable
> computers I know about.
Can I get an InfiniBand switch for the same twenty bucks that bought
me a Myrinet switch last fall? ;)
> <set mode=$home>
> FDDI (and it's slower friend, Token Ring) are fun, but not useful for
Wrong. Sorry, but dead wrong.
Dave McGuire "PC users only know two 'solutions'...
Cape Coral, FL reboot and upgrade." -Jonathan Patschke
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