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SubjectRe: bigphysarea support in 2.2.19 and 2.4.0 kernels
On Fri, Dec 22, 2000 at 10:39:43PM +0100, Erik Mouw wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 22, 2000 at 02:54:50PM -0700, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:
> > Having a 1 Gigabyte per second fat pipe that runs over a prallel bus
> > fabric with a standard PCI card that costs @ $ 500 and can run LVS
> > and TUX at high speeds would be for the common good, particularly since
> > NT and W2K both have implementations of Dolphin SCI that allow them
> > to exploit this hardware.
>
> I'm just wondering how you are going to do 1 Gbyte per second when you
> still have to get the data through a PCI bus to that card. In theory,
> standard PCI can do 133 Mbyte/s, but only when you're very lucky to be
> able to burst large chunks of data. OK, 64 bit PCI at 66 MHz should
> quadruple the throughput, but that's still not enough for 1 Gbyte/s.

THe fabric supports this data rate. PCI cards are limited to @ 130MB,
but multiple nodes all running at the same time could generate this much
traffic.

Jeff

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> Erik
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> of Electrical Engineering, Faculty of Information Technology and Systems,
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