On Wed, Mar 05, 2003 at 07:25:20AM -0600, David Leimbach wrote:
> Interesting... I didn't even know we had Ethernet over firewire :).
> Mac OS X and Windows XP both have IP over firewire either working or
> in the works and somewhat usable.  The only one I can claim any  
> experience
> with is Mac OS X.  It's somewhat flaky though and you get unreliable  
> spikes
> in some basic performance tests I have done with it.
> It would be a really interesting value added feature for FreeBSD 5.x
> and could potentially open FBSD up even more to the "cluster" market
> which is somewhere its not as proliferated as linux.
> With the advent of firewire2  on the horizon it may be even more  
> impressive.

The interconnect is just 10% of the whole cluster story. Firewire
is one possibility, but Fibrechannel you could do today if you wanted
to. We have Fibrechannel support in the Qlogic isp(4) driver (thanks
Matt!) today.


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