[Beowulf] Spanning Tree Protocol and latency: allowing loops
in switching networks for minimizing switch hops
robh at dongle.org.uk
Wed Feb 24 04:12:07 PST 2010
On Tue, 2010-02-23 at 13:23 -0600, Rahul Nabar wrote:
> In the interest of latency minimum switch hops make sense and for that
> loops might sometimes provide the best solution.
Using STP won't give you a latency advantage; it just disables some
links in a network with loops so you have a single spanning tree.
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