[Beowulf] ethernet bonding performance comparison "802.3ad" vs Adaptive Load Balancing

kyron at neuralbs.com kyron at neuralbs.com
Thu Sep 18 13:01:34 PDT 2008

> On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 02:18:33PM +0100, John Hearns wrote:
>>    2008/9/18 Eric Thibodeau <[1]kyron at neuralbs.com>
>>    Wooo...I  think  I'll  explore  this  then  with my new machines,
>> link
>>    aggregation on the head node will come in handy for diskless nodes ;)
>>    These  days,  would you not be better speccing a 10Gbps ethernet
>> card,
>>    and a switch with a couple of 10Gbps ports?
> Absolutely. That probably is cheaper than buying a switch that supports
> bonding in a HPC sense (round-robin).
> Cheers,
> Martin

Oh..yeah...hrmpf... I'd have to wait for someone to want to get rid of
their hot hot hot switch so I could do bonding (which I doubt my hardware
supports). Guess I'll just fall back to aggregation through some TCP/IP
addressing hacks ;)

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