Recommendations for NICs?
efinley.lists at gmail.com
Sat Jan 23 01:19:03 UTC 2010
In recent testing with 8-Stable, we couldn't get our Intel cards to push
more than 450Mbps. We put some Broadcom cards in and we can get 980Mbps.
On Thu, Jan 21, 2010 at 10:27 AM, John <john at starfire.mn.org> wrote:
> This used to be a hot topic long ago, but now seems to have become
> rather dormant. Does that mean that all NICs are pretty much
> commodity with all the good features (unaligned scatter/gather,
> etc), or does it just mean that machine performance has grown to
> the point where we don't care anymore? The hardware.html page
> tells me what may owrk, but not what may work WELL. The on-board
> NIC uses the fxp driver. Should I look for another card that uses
> the same driver? Are those good, or are both good and "bad" cards
> supproted by the same driver? The list doesn't give any of the
> featuers which used to be assocaited with "good" or "bad" cards -
> just the names.
> John Lind
> john at starfire.MN.ORG
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