Severe Reliability & Performance Problems with a PE4600

Eberhard Moenkeberg emoenke at gwdg.de
Tue May 18 11:15:00 CDT 2004


Hi,

On Tue, 18 May 2004, Mark Watts wrote:

> As an aside, does anyone know whether the Broadcom cards in a 1750 are 64bit
> or not?

The driver says yes:

Apr 21 18:06:47 linux kernel: eth0: Tigon3 [partno(BCM95704A6) rev 2002
  PHY(5704)] (PCIX:133MHz:64-bit) 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet
  00:0b:db:95:f9:c9
Apr 21 18:06:47 linux kernel: eth1: Tigon3 [partno(BCM95704A6) rev 2002
  PHY(5704)] (PCIX:133MHz:64-bit) 10/100/1000BaseT Ethernet
  00:0b:db:95:f9:ca

> I have another server (not dell) with the same cards (5704) and transferring
> data between them using the Cisco (everything at 1000/FD) I'm only seeing
> 30MB/sec (~240mbit) which is a bit pants really for GigE...
> (Second server is a Dual Opteron 248)

At ftp.gwdg.de (a PE2650 with the onboard broadcoms) I have already seen
112 MByte/sec network i/o.
But usually the file system and disk i/o is a bottleneck before
it is the GBit network part.

Cheers -e
-- 
Eberhard Moenkeberg (emoenke at gwdg.de, em at kki.org)




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