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SC Conference (2003)
Phoenix, Arizona
Nov. 15, 2003 to Nov. 21, 2003
ISBN: 1-58113-695-1
pp: 50
Xiaoliang (David) Wei , California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena
Fabrizio Coccetti , Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA
Justin (Gus) Hurwitz , Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), NM
Sylvain Ravot , California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena
Steven Low , California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena
Wu-chun Feng , Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), NM
Olivier Martin , European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva, Switzerland
R. Les Cottrell , Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA
Harvey Newman , California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena
Cheng Jin , California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena
ABSTRACT
This paper presents a case study of the 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) adapter from Intel R . Specifically, with appropriate optimizations to the configurations of the 10GbE adapter and TCP, we demonstrate that the 10GbE adapter can perform well in local-area, storage-area, system-area, and wide-area networks.<div></div> For local-area, storage-area, and system-area networks in support of networks of workstations, network-attached storage, and clusters, respectively, we can achieve over 7-Gb/s end-to-end throughput and 12-µs end-to-end latency between applications running on Linux-based PCs. For the wide-area network in support of grids, we broke the recently-set Internet2 Land Speed Record by 2.5 times by sustaining an end-to-end TCP/IP throughput of 2.38 Gb/s between Sunnyvale, California and Geneva, Switzerland (i.e., 10,037 kilometers) to move over a terabyte of data in less than an hour. Thus, the above results indicate that 10GbE may be a cost-effective solution across a multitude of computing environments.
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Xiaoliang (David) Wei, Fabrizio Coccetti, Justin (Gus) Hurwitz, Sylvain Ravot, Steven Low, Wu-chun Feng, Olivier Martin, R. Les Cottrell, Harvey Newman, Cheng Jin, "Optimizing 10-Gigabit Ethernet for Networks of Workstations, Clusters, and Grids: A Case Study", SC Conference, vol. 00, no. , pp. 50, 2003, doi:10.1109/SC.2003.10030
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