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Re: Getting Started

>> How does bonding of 100 Mbps cards compare with Gigabit Ehternet these
>> days? The cards are not all that expensive anymore, but I guess the
>> network equipment still is. We got a 3Com server card for about US$ 500
>> some time ago, but I hear there are some going for less than US$ 200 now.
>Actually, I'm curious whether one could get low latency out of standard
>100/1000 Mbps cards via bypassing the tcp stack, perhaps using
>af_packet. Or is this already what linux mpi et al. use?

You may want to look at GAMMA (http://www.disi.unige.it/project/gamma/)
which reports sub-Myrinet (FM, don't know about GM yet) latencies in
certain scenarios. 

Kurt Keville
Debian Beowulf Users Group (DeBUG)
Cluster On!

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