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10 gigabit ethernet

> From: discuss-bounces-mNDKBlG2WHs at [mailto:discuss-bounces-mNDKBlG2WHs at] On Behalf
> Of Daniel Feenberg
> We would like to speed up NFS traffic between a file server (FreeBSD with
> ZFS) and a compute server (Linux) and wondered if 10 gigabit ethernet was
> a reasonable approach. Can anyone report experience? Currently it appears
> that NFS traffic saturates a 1 gigabit/second link, whereas local access
> to files is several times as fast.
> We understand that "ganging" several 1 gig ethernet ports won't speed up a
> single connection, only allow multiple 1 gig connections. That won't help
> us, since we typically would only have one (large) file open on the
> server. Is that right?
> Where would I look for 10 gigabit NICs compatible with that hardware?
> Vendor names?

Correct on all counts.
I think you're best off, if you go for either Intel or Mellanox.

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