Fun with HAST and inter-host connections

Uwe Laverenz uwe at
Fri Sep 1 08:58:43 UTC 2017


Am 31.08.2017 um 16:41 schrieb Frank Leonhardt:

> The problem with link aggregation is that you need lots of 1Gb Ethernet 
> cards and run out PCI slots pretty quickly. Or are you suggesting 

Not necessarily, you could use PCIe cards with 2 or 4 ports.

> multiple targets bound to a particular interface? Not a bad idea, but 

Yes, multiple networks, one target per network, round robin policy.

> The PCIe is also going to be a bottleneck, but I'm ignoring this for now.

Are you sure? PCIe 3.0 supports 985MB/s on x1.

> What I really want is the fastest way to connect to boxes using IP 
> (preferably). 

Then 10Gb/s ethernet would probably be the best option IMHO.


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