10/100 NICs

szii at sziisoft.com szii at sziisoft.com
Mon Mar 12 18:35:40 PST 2001

I saw, somewhere, a benchmarking between a whole slew of cards.
I remember that the Intel EtherExpressPro 100s had the lowest
latency, although I prefer the 3c905B myself, which was 2nd or 3rd.


----- Original Message -----
From: James Alton <jalton at olsh.cx>
To: <beowulf at beowulf.org>
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2001 4:44 PM
Subject: 10/100 NICs

> When building a beowulf, especially when using cheap 10/100 cards,
> performance matters a lot. Thatt is why I am asking the question of, if I
> going to buy a 10/100 card, what is faster? A Kingston card, or a 3com
> card? Is there a page that shows benchmarks of 10/100 cards? Would a
> realtek card (10/100) get the same performance as far as speed? Also, is
> gigabit worth it to put in every node? (What type of speed would I expect
> from gigabit? 1000Mbits/sec? lol.)
> James Alton
> jalton at olsh.cx
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