[rescue] throughput of 10Mbit Ethernet - Re: You see a wild SPARCstation 20. What do?

Toby Thain toby at telegraphics.com.au
Sat Jan 14 21:24:23 CST 2012

On 14/01/12 4:16 PM, Andrew Jones wrote:
> On 01/14/2012 11:25 AM, Sandwich Maker wrote:
>> i recall sun saying that an ss1+ could route 10bt at wire speed...
>> an mp ss20 could easily be 10x more powerful but perhaps the sbus
>> would start to limit it.
> "Wire speed" in that era was 500-1000 kilobits per second of actual
> throughput on a 10 mbps network. And I'm dubious that an SS1+ could even
> handle that much.

I don't remember it that way. 10B2 could put through at least 3Mbit/sec 
in a protocol like FTP - unless I am experiencing brain-fade.

(I used 10B2 at least through 2004 at home.)


> SBus is definitely not a bottleneck. 100 megabytes a second on an ss20.
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