[Bioclusters] anyone using jumbo frames with GigE ?

Joseph Landman bioclusters@bioinformatics.org
Sat, 08 Feb 2003 15:16:44 -0500

Google about for jumbo frames and NFS.  Reduces the interrupt load, so 
that heavy remote I/O doesn't satuate the CPU.  There was a performance 
paper running around, and it had some good data.  

Chris Dagdigian wrote:

> Someone writing a feature request to add jumbo frame support to the 
> TCP/IP stack for Mac OS X is looking around for real world 'before and 
> after' performance data.
> People seem happy doing jumbo frames in switch-to-switch 
> configurations with homogenous network hardware but has anyone enabled 
> this out to client hosts in one of their clusters? I've only done this 
> as a way to get familiar with the management interfaces on various 
> bits of hardware and have never left the settings enabled for any 
> length of time or in a real production environment.
> Any stories or data to share?
> -Chris
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