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SubjectRe: Best gigabit card for linux
Seth Goldberg wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I ordered 2 NSC-based giga ethernet cards (copper) and I was able to
> get 54.4 Megabytes/s sustained (between an amd athlon 1200 MHz and an
> athlon 1000 MHz) on kernel v2.4.5.
>
> Since these card cost $45 each, i HIGHLY recommend them. The actualy
> manufacturer is a company called Cameo in Taiwan.

Are those available in 64 bit pci slot format? I assume for that price
they run in 32 bit slots (which is no doubt a bottleneck on a real
gigabit).

D. Stimits, stimits@idcomm.com

>
> --Seth
>
> Colin Frank wrote:
> >
> > In the following test. I was able to achieve close to 40 MegaBytes
> > per second using the packet engines Hamachi driver.
> >
> > http://www.linuxcare.com/labs/sol-val/3w-esc6800-web.epl
> > Test done with:
> > Packet engines Hamachi card
> > 3ware escalade 6800
> > 2.2.16 kernel.
> > Cisco 6500
> > 10 - 20 client machines each with eepro100 cards
> >
> > Colin...
> >
> > Abe Hayhurst wrote:
> >
> > >Hi Alan,
> > >
> > >I wanted to know your opinion as to which combination of gigabit cards (both
> > >fiber and copper) and drivers would yield the best performance (mostly
> > >transferring large files from server to client, but also latency) in Linux.
> > >I am not a programmer, a kernel tweaker, or a driver developer. I need a
> > >card that either has a driver that comes with Red Hat Linux 7.1 or is easy
> > >to install and needs minimal tweaks to the driver. I am currently
> > >considering cards from 3Com (Alteon), Broadcom, Intel, and SysKonnect.
> > >
> > >Thanks for your help,
> > >
> > >Abe Hayhurst
> > >
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