Best 10G Ethernet NIC for R815?
Carlson, Timothy S
Timothy.Carlson at pnl.gov
Thu Jul 8 15:07:01 CDT 2010
I have placed Myricom 10G cards in the latest AMD platforms (magny cours) and have been doing netperf tests over 900Gb/s. To do that I had to enable jumbo frames and use the driver from Myricom rather than the one that comes with the Redhat 5.x kernel.
This has been on supermicro based machines and not the Dell R815 so YMMV, but I have been happy with the performance and the boxes should be more or less the same (quad socket 6100)
TCP STREAM TEST from 0.0.0.0 (0.0.0.0) port 0 AF_INET to compute-0-1-ib (192.168.2.251) port 0 AF_INET
Recv Send Send
Socket Socket Message Elapsed
Size Size Size Time Throughput
bytes bytes bytes secs. 10^6bits/sec
87380 65536 65536 10.01 9353.17
# lspci | grep Myri
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: MYRICOM Inc. Myri-10G Dual-Protocol NIC
# dmesg | grep -i Myri | grep -i vers
myri10ge: Version 1.5.1
From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com [mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of Andreas Koch
Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2010 12:39 PM
To: linux-poweredge at dell.com
Subject: Best 10G Ethernet NIC for R815?
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[Resent, since I did not actually see this on the list]
does anyone have experience what the best 10 Gb/s SFP+ NIC (in terms of
throughput) for the R815 is? The affordable Intel NICs all rely on techniques
for high-performance such as QuickData etc. that require Intel chip-sets and
CPUs and are simply not available on the AMD platform.
Any hints are appreciated!
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