Intel 860 PCI bandwidth problem

Steffen Persvold sp at
Sat Jan 19 05:47:47 PST 2002

Greg Lindahl wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2002 at 10:40:37PM -0700, Maurice Hilarius wrote:
> > Implication: The early termination limits the maximum bandwidth to ~90 MB/s.
> That note sounds like it's not talking about DMA operation. You did
> look at the Myrinet Experiences website

I think you misunderstood, "memory read multiple" is the PCI instruction used by most DMA engines
(SCSI, ethernet, SCI and I would guess Myrinet) when they read from RAM (source machine). On the
other side (destination), "memory write invalidate" is normally used.

However, this errateadoesn't limit the SCI DMA bandwith to ~90MB/s either, 210MB/s is the most I've
seen so far.

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