[Beowulf] Bonding-alb and NAS performance
Andrei.Maslennikov at caspur.it
Tue Jul 5 01:18:24 PDT 2005
On Tue, 5 Jul 2005, Maurice Volaski wrote:
> Hi, I saw your post below and was just wondering how you made out. For
> example, did you find out the Cisco sends back packets to the bonded
> NIC? I am preparing a setup here and we have a Cisco 6509. I am thinking
> of trying out balance-alb first because I think the server would have
> the most control, but I don't know how performance will be affected.
we have followed the advice of Jay Vosburgh, and I must say that
it was a right advice. We were able to get an excellent symmetric
throughput of 220+ MB/sec with bonding-alb and a Cisco switch.
With 4 high-end servers totalling 8 GigE NICs we have seen the
aggregate NAS speeds in excess of 800 MB/sec. It seems that the
"fat" NAS servers capable to deliver 200+ MB/sec per unit may
soon become the platform of choice for cluster storage.
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